The weather has finally gotten nice in our neck of the woods, and our classrooms have been able to spend some much needed time outside. I like to keep the kiddos engaged to help prevent some of the "spring fever" behaviors as well as allow the kids to spend extra time outside without missing out on learning time. One of my favorites has been to combine a few of my passions...language, technology, and hands-on activities. I do this with a variety of scavenger hunts. Some have said "iPads on the playground...NO WAY!", but with the right iPad case, and some structure, this can be a great way to integrate technology in the early childhood classroom, and create an engaged learning environment. After you've completed the scavenger hunt, extend the learning by having the children share their "finds" during large group. This is a great way to work on their oral language skills. To download a copy of this scavenger hunt, including instructions, click here. Have Fun!