Activity Introduction

You might think a treasure map just shows you where to find buried gold, but have you ever thought that there might be treasure all around you? Nature provides us with so many useful, beautiful things that are still valuable. What do you treasure in nature? Think about the smell of flowers, the sound of birds or rain falling, or the sight of dew drops in the morning. In this activity, you will create your own ‘natural treasures’ map.

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Middle Primary Ages 7 – 9

Themes: 

  • fresh air 
  • think and connect

Time required: 20 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Mathematics, HASS, Science, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Outdoor Learning – Natural Treasures – Years 3 & 4

Resources Required

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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.

 

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

A Treasure Tour - Activity Instructions

You might think a treasure map just shows you where to find buried gold, but have you ever thought that there might be treasure all around you? Nature provides us with so many useful, beautiful things that are still valuable. What do you treasure in nature? Think about the smell of flowers, the sound of birds or rain falling, or the sight of dew drops in the morning. In this activity, you will create your own ‘natural treasures’ map.

Part A: Finding Treasure

Step 1. Spend at least five minutes in your garden, by yourself if possible. Notice the natural features in your garden. Where do you have trees, or flowers? Where is a great place to play, or read a book? Focus on the things you can hear, feel and smell as well as what you can see. Add these to your Observation Sheet by writing or drawing.

Step 2. Find a comfy spot, ideally still outside (but inside is fine if the weather is yuck!). Look at your Observation Sheet, and put a circle around

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