Resources for schools, early education and groups

Letter To Educators

27 Jul 2017

Dear Educators, Welcome to Nature Play QLD and thank you for joining the movement to get children back outdoors. Whether you work in Early Childhood, Primary, FDC or OSHC, as educators, we know outdoor learning, and specifically outdoor learning through play, has positive impacts for children.…

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Nature Play Passports for Educators

17 Jul 2017

“The Passport to an Amazing Childhood” is one of Nature Play QLD’s signature programs that encourages outdoor play, learning, creativity, discovery and exploration.  The Nature Play QLD Passport is a fun way for children to record and participate in Nature Play “Missions…

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Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games

18 Apr 2017

Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games is a activity resource of over 100 traditional Indigenous games created to provide all Australians with an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Indigenous culture.  Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games presents a selection of ga…

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How to be a Gumnut Baby

27 Sep 2016

Inspired by the stories of the iconic Australian artist and children’s author, May Gibbs, our How to be a Gumnut Baby list celebrates the 100th anniversary of the iconic Gumnut Babies and May Gibbs’ most famous characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. The list captures the magic and…

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Using Nature Play Passports to Enhance Learning

27 Jan 2016

Every curriculum subject can be enhanced and more be accessible to children where outdoor nature play provision is used effectively, promoting active involvement (Edgington, 2002).    Why take our children outside of the classroom? Using your outdoor environment in your school or…

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99 Things To Do Before You're 3

15 Aug 2015

99 Things To Do Before You're 3 The ‘99 Things to do Before You’re 3’ lists have been expertly developed for Nature Play QLD by paediatricians and health specialists. Have fun outdoors with your child while developing their growing minds and bodies. How many of…

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49 things to do before you're 5

5 Dec 2014

There are some things that every kid should get to experience. How many of our 49 things have you done? Why not print off the list, stick it on your fridge or bedroom door and go outside! Download a printable list of 49 things to do before you're 5. Run around in the rain Play…

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Classroom missions

6 Aug 2014

Nature Play QLD has developed a guide to using missions in a classroom context. Teachers may feel free to use and adapt any of these to get their kids playing in nature! Mission 1: The Leaf Collector Mission 2: Sun dial Mission 3: Make a nature capsule Mission 4: Rain, rain, go away M…

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51 Things to Do Before You're 12

5 May 2014

There are some things that every kid should get to experience. How many of our 51 things have you done? Why not challenge your friends to see who will be the first to finish the list?! Climb a tree Sleep under the stars - even in your own backyard Fall off a bike Learn to swim Bui…

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