- Prep Lesson Plans:
- Science – Biological sciences
- Mathematics - Measurement and Geometry
- English - Language
- Science - Physical Science (NEW!)
- Missions found on the Passport Mission Control
- 49 Things to do Before You’re 5
- How to be a Gumnut Baby
- Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
- Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
- Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)
2. Mathematics - Measurement and Geometry – Using Units of Measurement
- Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)
- Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and describe reasoning in everyday language (ACMNA001)
- Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds in spoken words (ACELA1439)
- Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)
- Innovate on familiar texts through play (ACELT183)
NEW LESSON PLAN!
- The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005 )
MATHS - POSITION AND MOVEMENT
- Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)
Educators can order Passports in bulk for children when you pledge to participate in Outdoor Classroom Day QLD, or with the order form here.
Register on the ‘Passport Mission Control’ website (http://passport.natureplay.org.au) to receive access to hundreds of Nature Play Missions. These missions easily become great in-class activities that encourage outdoor play and learning, creativity, discovery and exploration.
When Missions are achieved, children are encouraged to reflect upon, comment on and rate each activity online. The physical passports are also used for documentation of activities.
Passport Missions can also be used as a homework alternative, with the bonus that children who have spent their afterschool hours outdoors, rather than in front of a screen, will be more engaged for learning the next day.
Challenge your students back to nature with this list of fun nature play and learning experiences. These are some things that every kid should get to experience to create lifelong memories and healthy habits.
Share this list to inspire nature play:
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Inspired by the stories of the iconic Australian artist and children’s author, May Gibbs, our How to be a Gumnut Baby playlist celebrated the 100th anniversary of the iconic Gumnut Babies and May Gibbs’ most famous characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and captures the magic and whimsy of their adventures.