Outdoor play is central to Waldorf learning. This supports the integration of seasonal lessons and stories into the curriculum. Children have daily sessions of outdoor play, not confined to short recesses, but longer periods of active time.
Crafts are always with natural fibres such as wet-felting, finger-knitting and needle-felting using wool dyed with natural inks. Woodworking is common and even the outdoor playground more resembles something you would erect out of ropes and timbers if you were shipwrecked on an island. Branches, leaves, plants, vines and soil are played with on a regular basis.
"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility are the very nerve of education" – Rudolph Steiner