Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our play-based learning curriculum adapts to all the different skills that kids are developing and practicing. We’re combining the fun of play with the broad range of skills that are important for children to start developing at a young age.

Our play-based learning and hands-on approach allows kids to observe nature firsthand. They’re experiencing the science of the outdoors, by observing the changes that happen around us. Our outdoor activities bring them face-to-face with the changing seasons and changing states of nature. We also embrace the role of storytelling in learning, which encourages literacy and creative thinking.

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Pulley Play

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Parts and Wholes

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Happy Birthday, Earth!

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Clouds, Rain...and Meatballs?

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Take the Moon for a Walk

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Catching Colors

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Fall Feast

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We Love Our Parks

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Halloween Brew

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Bubbles!

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Tiny Friends

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Bare your Soles

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Give a May Basket

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Balancing Gnomes

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A Nest for Explorers

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Outsmart a Leprechaun

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Keep on Truckin'

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Celebrate Winter Solstice

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Secret Hideaway

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Sheet Sensation

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Not a Sheet

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Renewable Art

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The Great Wall

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Eggheads

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Frozen Treasure

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Build a Snow House

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For the Birds

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Un-Recipe for Paint

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What Floats Your Boat

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Rebranding Play Dough

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Glimpse a Robin's World

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A Twist on the Squiggle

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Petal Potions

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Hide and Seek - wee ones

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Magic Carpet Ride

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Tweeze and Thank You

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Hunt the wind

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Nature Curtain

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Friends in Low Places

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Ice Mobiles

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Design a Nature Display

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Planting seeds

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Make a Bindle

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Compass in Their Heads

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Hide and Seek - Explorers

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Hide and Seek - Big Tinkers

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Spreading Smiles

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What Shadows Can Do

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Climb a Tree

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Going on a Bear Hunt

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Color Square Game

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Camo Hunt

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Hide and Sound

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Mystery Trail Walk

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Making mud

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Make Music Like Wee Wild Things

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Host your own egg roll

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Celebrate a green space

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Nature Fans

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I Spy with my little iPhone

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Make Music Like Wild Things

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Paint the Fence (or Log)

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Stack Stone Towers

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Egg Carton Treasure Box

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Faces for the Trees

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Peek at the Treetops

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Bury Them in Sand

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A Hare-y Hideout

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Build an Outdoor Kitchen

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Dribble Yourselves a Kingdom

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The Bucket Challenge

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Follow the Arrows

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Stone Soup

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Nature Ornaments

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Let There Be Light

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Redesigning Nature

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What to Build…

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Going on a Bell Hunt

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Pick Up Sticks

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Kings and Queens of Wild Things

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