Being inside can be cosy, but there are lots of benefits to being outside! This activity will help you think about how to make the most of learning and playing outside while staying safe too.
This is a good activity to do as a family.
Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5 – 8
- fresh air
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: Arts, English, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Sustainability
Learning outdoors has a wide range of benefits for your kids. However, it is important that children understand how to behave safely and responsibly whilst doing so. Allow your kids to come up with their own ideas for what kinds of activities they can do outside and how to stay safe. Prompt their memories of other times they have spent outside and this will help them.
- Foundation: ACAVAM108, ACELA1786
- Year 1: ACAVAM108, ACELY1661
- Year 2: ACAVAM108, ACELA1460, ACELY1671
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
Outdoor Learning – Developing Outdoor Learning Guidelines – Years F to 6
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