Nature Trail Day

My name is Emma and I am a teacher and an artist. Today I’ll be doing some fun and crafty activities about nature trails. As we are now in Spring, we will be spending more and more time outdoors. Maybe in our gardens, in the park or walking to and from school. Let’s make the most of this lovely time of year to learn and have fun outdoors.

9.30am Activity:
I spy

In our first activity I am going on a walk and I thought we could play ‘I spy’ together. Do you remember how to play? That’s right, I say ‘I spy with my little eye, something beginning with….. 't’ and you have to try and guess what it is by looking around.

 

Grown Ups:

This activity develops children’s language and communication, letter recognition and knowledge and understanding of the world.

10.30am Activity:
Maths Challenge

In this activity I am at my local park, there’s lots of beautiful things to see. Join me to see what interesting things we can find. Can you see some shapes around you in nature? Can you count how many leaves you have found? Can you make shapes using sticks?

 

Grown Ups:

This develops children’s number recognition, shape recognition, counting for a purpose and language and communication.

1:30pm Activity:
Treasure Hunt

Let’s go on a treasure hunt in the park. We are looking for all things natural. We are looking for natural objects, we may see other things so we need to check and see whether they are natural or man-made.

 

Grown Ups:

This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, language and communication and physical development.

2:30pm Activity:
Magnifying glass

I’ve found lots of natural items on my walk today and I’d really like to have a better look at them so I’ve made my very own magnifying glass to have a good look at them. You may have a magnifying glass, but if not you can make your own at home with a grown up.

 

Grown Ups:

You can make a magnifying glass using the instructions in the Extension activity. This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Make a magnifying glass so you can see lots of details on the natural things you collect.

Story time:
Storytime - 'A Poem for the Moon'

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