Resources for education

Nature Play Discussion Paper: A review of evidence & implications for practice

1 Aug 2017

Report developed for Nature Play Qld with funding from the Queensland Government, Department of National Parks, Recreation and Racing. This document is part of series of evidence-based position statements directly focused on childhood and outdoor free play. They intend to demonstrate the importan…

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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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2016 AHKA Report Card on Physical Activity of Children and Young People

22 Nov 2016

This year marks the release of the second Full AHKA Report Card on Physical Activity of Children and Young People, which assesses 12 physical activity indicators (physical activity behaviours, traits, and the settings and sources of influence, and strategies and investments, which have the potential…

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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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