Outside student leaf activities

Nature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for children to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!


Learning in nature = connection to nature = conserving nature


This collection of four lessons allows primary teachers to reap the benefits of outdoor learning without sacrificing Australian Curriculum requirements. Each lesson is mapped to the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum and contains all the tools required for teachers to feel fully prepared when taking their students outside whilst embedding sustainability into daily practice.

These lessons cover English, Mathematics, Geography and Visual Arts curriculum outcomes for Years 3 & 4. Included in each lesson are reflection activities, outdoor learning guidelines, differentiated learning extension activities and provisional learning support ideas. 


The free-to-access activities below cover:

  • The value of natural elements and nature’s treasures
  • Poetry writing and editing
  • Creating grid maps of 2D objects
  • Parts of speech – nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Making maps and writing directions
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silberstein


Check out the digital library which is full of videos, infographics, factsheets, research and news articles to support teachers and students to get outdoors.