A-Z of Nature

Identify things in nature and write them down to help with writing skills and spelling. This can be carried out by writing and drawing or by simply taking a walk and playing a nature eye spy version paying attention to the senses and detail of the natural object that you find. Could be linked in with The Lost Words Activity.

Animal Stories (Literacy)

This activity follows on from the animal tracks numeracy activity. Revisit the area you found animal tracks. Take a pencil and the word list with you and note down the words that you think will be useful for the story or drawing activity.

Animal Tracks (Numeracy)

This activity involves finding animal tracks outside, using track identification guides to work out what made the track and calculating how many toes you have found! For younger pupils these numbers can be used for practicing a variety of number processes. For older pupils use the tracks identified for more complicated problems and to create various times tables.    

Creative Photography

The creative photography activity can be as structured (or not) as desired, based on age group and abilities. It can also be used as inspiration for exploring the outdoors, without necessarily needing cameras.

Explore Like a Victorian

It was during the Victorian period that many plants and animals were given the names we now use to label them. Imagine you have travelled back in time and you find yourself in the late 1800s; the time when this was all happening. Like famous nature explorer, John Muir, you are setting off to discover the natural world and name

Feeling Gauge – Reflection Activity

Based on the children’s film “Inside Out”. Discuss each character and their emotion, what the word means and different ways and sensations that express that feeling. Can be used for reflection at the start and end of sessions

John Muir Quotes Activity

Explore quotes famously said by John Muir. Have a group discussion and use tablet/pens/paper creatively to express thoughts, feelings and reflections regarding the questions asked.

Letter to my Future Self

A quiet activity that encourages individual reflection and connection with feelings in relation to an activity or learning session they have just been involved in. Can be adapted to specific requirements with greater or lesser facilitator input depending on age group and ability.

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