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Summer Holiday Ideas From Nature Play QLD

It's that time of year again - school has finished and those little people in your life have started looking to you to help fill their days with fun things.

Rest assured that this doesn't need to be an overwhelming (or expensive!) time - and also remember that experts advise that being bored is actually benefiicial to kids! All that considered, we are here to help. Nature play is the perfect way to give your kids a fun holiday filled with outdoor memories, and to help you catch a break in the process.

For this reason we have created an easy go-to list of our resources, divided up into age brackets to make it even easier for you. Enjoy!

0 - 3 Years Old | 3 - 5 Years Old | 6 - 12 Years Old | All Ages


33 Things To Do Before You're 1 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration

33 Thing To Do Before You're 2 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration.

33 Thing To Do Before You're 3 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration.

GROW with Nature Play - a practical play app featuring heaps of things-to-do, tips, hints, and all sorts of information about how and why playing in nature can benefit your baby. Designed for parents and carers of children 0 – 3 years old, and early childhood professionals, GROW with Nature Play has age appropriate play lists that can help their child GROW during the important formative years of a child’s life.


49 Things To Do Before You're 5 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration.

Nature Play Passports - The Passport To An Amazing Childhood program gives children a FREE small physical booklet, similar to a travel passport, that contains fun nature play missions, stickers and blank pages to fill in.

Licence to Play (Outdoors) - perfect take-home accompaniment to the Passport to an Amazing Childhood program, helping to support parents in getting their kids from the backyard… to the front yard… and out into the neighbourhood.

DIY Nature Play Ideas - guided nature play activities that will keep the kids entertained for a bit longer.


51 Things To Do Before You're 12 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration.

10 Things To Do Before You're 13 List - download, print, and put on the fridge for daily inspiration.

Nature Passport App - designed as a tool to help families and schools replace kids’ sedentary screen-time with playing, exploring and learning outdoors. The app is part of a broader strategy to help families find a healthy mix of screen-time and nature play.

Nature Play Passports - The Passport To An Amazing Childhood program gives children a FREE small physical booklet, similar to a travel passport, that contains fun nature play missions, stickers and blank pages to fill in.

Licence to Play (Outdoors) - perfect take-home accompaniment to the Passport to an Amazing Childhood program, helping to support parents in getting their kids from the backyard… to the front yard… and out into the neighbourhood.

DIY Nature Play Ideas - guided nature play activities that will keep the kids entertained for a bit longer.


Neighbourhood Nature Play - encouraging a community that plays outside together is something that can benefit children (and parents!) of all ages.

10 Things To Do Lists - additional lists that offer inspirational nature play ideas for all ages.

Events - the Nature Play QLD website provides a list of nature play inspired events for children.

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