Go outside and explore your surroundings and talk about the connection to nature and caring for the environment.
Play a game to practice observation skills before going outside to explore nature. In sit spots, over two 45-minute sessions, students complete a series of activities in nature journals that engage the senses and their curiosity. Come together in a circle to talk about the connection to nature and caring for the environment.
Print a class set of “Nature journal”. They are designed to be printed double-sided. The pages can be assembled, folded in half, and stapled along the fold to hold them together in the style of a book.
When students have a chance to explore outside, it helps them connect with nature. They will be more likely to want to protect nature, animals and the environment as they grow up. Giving them time alone, as well as social time outside, increases their sense of connection to nature.
Traditionally, First Peoples have had a strong connection to place and to the land. Embedded within First Peoples' perspectives is the idea of interconnectedness and responsibility for caring for the water, land, plants and animals, and using only what is needed. This includes a sense of gratitude for what nature gives us and a sense of responsibility to care for it.
Plant a herb in a pot and learn about how to keep the air clean in our community.
Power down your classroom and get energized outside.
Learn about food chains and interconnectedness with a fun, interactive game of tag.
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