This activity has been designed to support early learning centres joining in Enviroweek. By participating in this activity, children are given the opportunity to connect with nature. Children observe nature in silence looking for colours and listening for sounds, building visual and auditory awareness skills.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
- The aim of this activity is to provide children with an opportunity to explore nature by developing their auditory and visual awareness skills. Children will begin to develop focusing skills and educators can determine where individuals vary in their knowledge, language and perceptions of colours and sounds.
Lesson guides and printables
Learning Outcome 2:
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- 2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4:
- Children are confident and involved learners
- 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem-solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
- No special equipment is needed except an outdoor area in which to do the activity
- Optional: blanket for children to lie on