My Garden Treasure Map (home learning)

My Garden Treasure Map (home learning)

  • Early Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Activity Summary

Maps are a great tool for explorers. It’s time for you to be an explorer by getting outside. While you are exploring, notice the features of your garden. Show your favourite features on the map, creating your own natural treasures map!

Activity guides and printables

Lesson Plan

Activity details

Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning outcomes

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Curriculum connections: Geography, Mathematics, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability

Tips for Parents and Carers

This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world. It develops spatial awareness.

Before beginning this activity, prepare a ‘map’ of the outdoor area you are going to. If this is a botanic garden or zoo, you may be able to find one already made. Otherwise, create an outline of the space, and add in some key features such as paths or trees.

Additional Info

Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 - 4


  • fresh air
  • chill time 

Time required: 15 minutes

This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

Learning@Home from Cool Australia

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.

Resources Required

  • Access to an outdoor area
  • A pre-prepared outline of your chosen outdoor area, with some key features drawn in
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