Weaving is an art form which lends itself remarkably well to an outdoor context. The opportunity to weave using natural materials, or on a bigger scale to indoors is exciting. There is freedom and space to behold! Big impromptu weaving moments are usually group affairs where children end up working together in the knowledge that something special is happening.
Letter formation is an element of learning to write that works surprisingly well outside. A child's ability to form letters is strongly linked to their overall development in combination with an interest in and desire to write. If we introduce formal writing when children are too young or not developmentally ready then we run the risk of creating unnecessary handwriting difficulties. A good blog post to find out more is this one from Sian Eckersley - a paediatric occupational therapist.