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"I love playing basketball in the park," said Skyler Carboni, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

LI kids' favorite outdoor activities

Spring is here and there's no better time than now to get outside and play. If you're looking for fun things to do outdoors, take a cue from the first-graders in Marguerite Robles' class at Maurice Downing School in Malverne, who created mobiles and thumbprint art of their favorite warm-weather activities. Plus, they wore sunflower "hats" during a special performance. Here, they share their artwork and talk about what things they like to do around Long Island in the spring and summer.
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"My favorite outdoor activity is rollerblading in Lynbrook,” said William Brennan, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love playing basketball in the park," said Skyler Carboni, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love taking my dog for a walk outside," said Sylvain Castin, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"My favorite outdoor activity is riding my bike around Lakeview Park," said Hendry Cepin-Martinez, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I enjoy playing kickball with my friends," said Desyre Collier, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like playing games outside and riding bikes with my neighbor,” said Christopher Cunningham, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like going on a picnic at Hempstead Lake State Park,” said Javier Figueroa, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"My favorite outdoor activity is visiting Tanglewood Park in Rockville Centre,” said Andy Guevara, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love having a picnic at Lakeview Park,” said Zianee Mason, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love planting sunflowers,” said Molly Matthaei, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like visiting Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead,” said Andrew McDermott, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love going to Jones Beach and sitting in the sun,” said Megan Lemarre, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like walking my dog in the park,” said Riley Neidecker, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like to go on a boat and visit Short Beach,” said Kaylee Plamer, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"My favorite outdoor activity is riding my scooter through Malverne," said Sabrina Ramharakh, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I enjoy playing basketball in the backyard," said Dimitri Sigrist, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I love playing soccer outside," said Jeffrey Valasquez, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"My favorite outdoor activity is running through the sprinklers," said Samantha Villavencio-Bisbal, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"Playing with water guns with my friends is my favorite outdoor activity,” said Jaques Watson, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like playing baseball with my friends," said Tirth Patel, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

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"I like looking for rainbows," said DiVanti Malone, a first-grader at Maurice Downing School in Malverne. (April 20, 2012)

First-graders in Marguerite Robles' class, along with Sharon
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First-graders in Marguerite Robles' class, along with Sharon Mann, Kimberly Murphy, Bianca Donnelly and Candida Birch at Maurice Downing School in Malverne, shared their favorite outdoor activities around Long Island.

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