Activity Introduction

Artists and musicians are often inspired by nature. In this activity, you will sing about what you see on your daily garden exploration.

Safety advice: Some things in nature can be prickly, or might hurt inquisitive hands. If you are not sure, investigate with your eyes.

Ideal for: Early Learning, Lower Primary Ages 3 – 5

Themes: 

  • fresh air 
  • make some noise 

Time required: 15 minutes

Curriculum connections: English, Arts, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

Practise singing the songs on your own before you sing them with your child to make sure you can help them get the rhythm and melody right.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

  • EYLF: Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • EYLF: Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

ELC-focused lesson:

Outdoor Learning – Nature’s Songs – Early Learning

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

Sing Together Now - Activity Instructions

Artists and musicians are often inspired by nature. In this activity, you will sing about what you see on your daily garden exploration.

Safety advice: Some things in nature can be prickly, or might hurt inquisitive hands. If you are not sure,  investigate with your eyes.

Part A: Sing What You See

Step 1. Go for a walk outside. Spend several minutes looking at the natural features around you. What animals can you see? What plants can you see? Are there clouds in the sky? Pay attention to both the big things (trees, clouds, etc.) and the small (birds, bugs, etc.).

Step 2. When you have found lots of natural features, choose a favourite tree, bug or bird (or all three!) that you found. Ask your parent/caregiver to choose the appropriate song from the Nature Songs Worksheet and teach you the song. Each song can be sung to the tune of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’.

Part B: Move With The Words

Step 1. Imagine you have become the tree, bird or

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