Spend time with your child outside, while noticing and describing the features of your garden.
This activity is a great one to do together as a family.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4
- fresh air
- chill time
Time required: 15 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Science
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world and develop mindful awareness of their surrounding environment.
While you walk around the garden with your kids, draw their focus to various objects by saying things like; “Look. The tree has yellow leaves” or “I can smell a beautiful rose”.
- EYLF: Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- EYLF: Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
- EYLF: Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
Outdoor Learning – Backyard Mapping – Early Learning
- Access to an outdoor area
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