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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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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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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.

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

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Our senses are central to how we experience the world, how we behave, and how we learn. This Summer, our curriculum is designed to help each child strengthen and balance their senses in the most stimulating and soothing classroom of all—the great outdoors.


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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.


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!


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.


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.


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

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.

Tinkergarten Teacher

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 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

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

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’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.

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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.