- Year 1 Lesson Plans:
- English – Literacy
- Mathematics – Measurement and Geometry
- Science - Biological Sciences + Design and Technology (NEW!)
- Missions found on the Passport Mission Control
- 49 Things to do Before You’re 5
- 51 Things to do Before You’re 12
- How to be a Gumnut Baby
- Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656)
- Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace (ACELY1788)
2. Mathematics – Measurement and Geometry - Using Units of Measurement
- Tell time to the half-hour (ACMMG020)
- Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems, using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts (ACMNA015)
- The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their locations, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031)
- Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables, on plans and labelled maps (ACHASS1036)
NEW LESSONS PLAN!
- Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
- Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
- Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment (ACTDEP008)
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.