OUTDOOR PLAY AND ADVENTURE
in the outdoor kitah

Unstructured outdoor play is vitally important for our little ones. Every day all students enjoy at least an hour engaged in outside play in all weather, rain or shine. Our students spend time stretching their big body muscles, creating stories of wonder and bravery, and giggling as delicate raindrops tickle their cheeks. We know that the way we help students to value our one and only planet is by spending time getting to know it deeply. 

Our Outdoor Kitah is special in many ways, we have many unique features in our nature playscape:

PEACH ORCHARD

Children listen to the buzzing bees and smell the fuzzy peaches as they dream beneath the leafy trees in the peach orchard.

TRIKES ALL AROUND

Once children can walk, they find the perfect tricycle to test the skills.  Biking begins in the indoor motor room, but when the weather is sun shiny, kiddos put on their helmets and take the paths around Congregation Shaare Emeth.

THE MAKERS PATIO

When you walk onto the Outdoor Kitah the first stop is the maker patio. With tables to tinker on, easels to sketch and paint, and huge concrete canvas for chalk, it's fun to bring art outside

AN IMAGINATION STAGE

The show goes on, the curtains pulled back, we clap and cheer for the wonderful tales told on the imagination stage

THE CHILDREN'S VEGGIE GARDENS

Chubby fingers grasp warm cherry tomatoes, we chomp them up in the warm summer sun. The fruits of our labor are quite evident in the curious and wonderful veggie garden.

THE GREAT GREEN GRASSY FIELD

Hills are made for rolling down, and rolling is how most preschoolers get to the green grassy field.  Once there, soccer, racing, and giant parachute play fills the day.

MESSY PLAY

Sand boxes, mud kitchens, and water play fill our outdoor playtimes for fun-loving exploration of the textures of our world in all seasons.  Digging in with all senses, the children at SGP don rain boots for splashing in puddles, change their clothes after busy days with mud, and excavate down to their elbows as they build muscle in sandboxes.

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