Quick summary: This activity has been designed to support early learning centres joining in Enviroweek. By participating in this activity, children are given the opportunity to connect with nature. Children observe nature in silence looking for colours and listening for sounds, building visual and auditory awareness skills.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your centre to take part in Enviroweek. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing educators and teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change. Simply sign in using your Cool Australia login details.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
Equipment needed: No special equipment is needed, except an outdoor area in which to do the activity. Optional: blanket for children to lie on.
- Cool Australia’s Biodiversity Toolbox
- Cool Australia’s Biodiversity video:
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.)