Did you know you, your family and your pets aren’t the only ones who spend time in your garden? It is home to many different types of animals and insects! By keeping track of what animals and insects you find in your garden, you can learn who you share your home with.
This activity is a great one to do together as a family.
Safety advice: If you are unsure about the type of insect you have found, investigate with your eyes rather than your hands.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4
- fresh air
Time required: 15 minutes a day, over 5 days
A Nature Survey records the number of animals in a particular area over a set time, and builds awareness of the variety of life around us. By using dots or pictures to collect a tally of creatures, your kid/s will learn some key skills in scientific observation, counting, measuring and recording.
EYLF Learning Outcome:
- Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
- Counting on Nature Survey Sheet
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.