Secret Tunnels (home learning)

Secret Tunnels (home learning)

  • Early Learning
  • The Arts
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson Summary

“Crabs running over rocks.
The first bite.
_Secret tunnels.” _
Tunnels lead to wondrous places, maybe caves, mountains or beaches. To clearer skies and rainbows. Humans make them to shorten the path around the mountain, for trains, for cars and bicycles too. Animals also make them, for shelter or to store their food, to make themselves at home deep inside. 
There is safety in a tunnel… comfort. You are hidden from the world and the world in turn is hidden from you. It is just big enough for you, for your teddy and maybe a little snack. 

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Safety advice: Enclosed spaces need air coming into them; try to ensure that there is an open section to the space.
This activity is a great one for kids to share with an adult. 
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 5

  • investigate 
  • playtime 
  • chill time 
  • be creative 
  • think and connect 

Time required: 30 minutes 
Curriculum connections: The Arts, Personal and Social Capability
Tips for Parents and Carers
Small hidden spaces can enhance a sense of security and wellbeing in children, it is a great space for them to process their thoughts and to start thinking independently. Use simple objects to create these spaces and see what they fill it up with.

Additional Info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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