FOR FAMILIES

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WEEKLY LESSONS

Weekly video lessons, printable resources and more help kids ages 1½ to 8 learn skills and connect to the natural world.

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LEARN SKILLS + EARN BADGES

Kids develop an essential skill in each series. When they complete a series, they receive a one-of-a-kind skill badge in the mail. Get started and earn all 8 badges!

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EASY FOR GROWN UPS

Our expert-designed lessons make setting up playful, outdoor learning experiences easy. Each lesson is fun for kids to watch and full of step-by-step guidance for grown ups.

Free DIY Outdoor Activities

Expert-designed activities families & teachers can use to weave a bit more purposeful outdoor play into every day.

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Sign up to receive your copy of this month's free calendar, including daily activities to inspire outdoor play time and connection.

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Two Ways to Tinkergarten

Choose to do Tinkergarten on your own with your kids, or join a class guided by a local Tinkergarten teacher. Either way, it's the same expert-designed, research-based and irresistibly fun curriculum!

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Together, we'll help kids develop the mindsets and strategies they can use throughout their lives to invent new things, solve problems, express their ideas and feelings, and to nurture relationships.

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  • Wellness, 9 lesson series

  • Problem Solving, 9 lesson series

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Parents Across the Country
Love Tinkergarten

I think the learning style fits every personality. There is guidance, but it does not feel pressured, children are able to do the activities but also explore on their own. This was great for my daughter because she is shy and also very independent.

Andreina

We have been with you guys for awhile and it’s honestly the best part of our daughters day. She plays for hours after watching her tinkergarten home classes. Thank you so much.

Unknown 7

We have enjoyed every minute. Each class I observed how engaged the girls were in the explorations and could tell that they were so immersed that they could've continued happily for much longer. I thank you for creating such a warm positive space for outdoor learning. It was a blast!

Anna

We learned another way to play with them, to approach nature, and to ask them things like "What do you think? What do you see?" Not so much telling them what they see and what they think.

Unknown 5

I learned how and when to step back and let my son be himself in certain situations. That was a lesson that I needed so much as a parent. The leader was able to communicate this in such a gentle and generalized way that I was able to step back and see myself. Not only was that a useful lesson, it was life changing.

Unknown 2

I would have never thought to set him up with all these activities. I’m so grateful for Tinkergarten. It keeps him busy for the whole day. I leave everything out to play at his leisure.

Paige

Absolutely LOVE Tinkergarten! I always thought I was doing enough "outdoor" activities with my daughter (2.5yo) but going to Tinkergarten has opened her (and myself) up to so much more! She's shown more respect for our earth too in such a short amount of time.

Unknown 1

Tinkergarten has taught me so much more about the creativity I’ve lost as I’ve gotten older. I remember when I used to play in the mud and how much fun it was when I was a kid.

Melissa

Am I the only one who cried alligator tears when I read through the lesson plan? This is probably the most beautiful and absolutely brilliant way I've ever seen anyone teach kids empathy. Please hug whoever came up with this bout of genius. I can't wait to teach it!

Tinkergarten Teacher

I’m giving my kids a group that they get to call their own. We can’t afford preschool so this is their group of peers. I value them being able to learn from the leader alongside their Tinkergarten classmates.

Unknown 6

I learned to be more patient and child led in my interactions. I have changed my perspective around how to initiate an idea and let the kids run with it.

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FAQs

Can siblings join in the fun?
Yes! Tinkergarten Home is designed for families with children aged 2-8. There is no limit to the number of siblings who can participate–it's still just $5 per month per family (or $55 per year).

How long does a Tinkergarten Home lesson last?
Each lesson is designed to facilitate play & learning for an entire week. Lessons begin with a 10 to 15 minute video that includes songs, rituals and an “invitation” designed to inspire kids to get outside and play. After the initial lesson, reference your Lesson page for printable resources, activities and more to keep the play going all week long!

What do I need to have on hand for each lesson?
Each lesson uses materials families typically have on hand or can find in any simple greenspace. Some examples include bowls, water, string or dirt. We provide alternatives, too, just in case a particular everyday material is hard to find when you need it. Once you subscribe, you'll be able find a list of suggested items you’ll use with each lesson in your Tinkergarten dashboard.

Each of the nine lessons will contain instructions for which everyday items you will need to kick off and support learning. Examples of those items are things like dirt, water, bowls, or string.

At the end of each season, we’ll also automatically mail you an iron-on badge that celebrates completion of that curriculum series and progress towards the focus skill.

What if I want extra badges for additional siblings?
Each subscription automatically includes 1 badge. If you would like additional badges for additional Explorers, they can be purchased from the Tinkergarten Gear Store.

What are the Tinkergarten Home policies?
Check out this handy FAQ for a full list of policies.