Spruce-Up Your Outdoor Classroom


It has been a busy school year and outdoor classrooms have been loved dearly by children, educators, and families. With spring right around the corner, it is a great time to plan for a refresh and replenish your classroom for the upcoming school year. 

Before you get started, quickly assess your outdoor classroom and jot down the areas that will need attention. This is a good time to check with your staff and teachers about what is working well in the classroom, what can be improved, and learn about any safety concerns in the space. This will help as you plan work days. We recommend partnering with local civic and youth groups, businesses, as well as families.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and check some maintenance to-do’s off the list!

Nourishing and Encouraging Plant Growth

Care of Wooden Furnishings


Pathways and Flooring

Loose Parts

If you have not yet added Keeping it Growing: Sustaining Your Outdoor Classroom to your references, we would highly recommend it.  The sustainability indicators outlined in this book will keep your outdoor classroom thriving and your hard work supported.