Things to do

Whittling & Weaving Incursion

21 June 2017,

Our Whittling & Weaving Incursion is a creative, hands-on workshop that will have children using and creating tools as a form of technology. Children from Years 3-7 will enjoy risk taking, learning new skills and practising self-control and persistence. Whittling in Nature will help children appreciate and learn the skill of whittling as they transform an everyday...

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Cubby Building Excursion

10 February 2017,

The cubby building workshop is a fun and exciting learning experience for children.  Drawing on the theory of loose parts play, children will have opportunity to be creative, use their imagination and design and build their own cubby creations.  Whether it’s preschool children, school, community or vacation care groups, children will be encouraged to utilise their skills in...

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What we Offer Schools

27 January 2017,

Nature Play SA acknowledge the important role educators have to play in helping children appreciate and learn from the time they spend outdoors.  Our purpose is to support educators and sites (preschools, schools and vac care programs) in this role, so we have created a flyer to let you know about the services we can provide to assist.  Services...

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Nature Elements Incursion

27 January 2017,

The Nature Elements Incursion is an ideal activity to encourage multi-sensory engagement.  A series of three mini workshops can be provided at your site by a qualified educator. The 90min session will encourage children’s problem-solving, creativity and construction skills and can be linked to many STEM outcomes.  The Nature Elements Incursion allows children an opportunity to explore...

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Geocaching Incursions

16 September 2016,

Geocaching is the perfect activity for classroom incursions.  Combining a high tech treasure hunt with an exciting outdoor adventure, this activity can be linked to align to many areas of the curriculum. Incursions can be tailored to suit ages and capabilities and to support the learning that is already taking place in classrooms. Workshops are...

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

26 February 2016,

Our Nature Scavenger Hunt is a great activity for children, no matter what the season. Children have a natural tendency to explore.  Our homes and yards are filled with treasured collections of things they have gathered. Your children will love the challenge of scavenging for this list of things to touch, smell, hear or see. Activate...

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Geocaching

19 May 2015,

If you’ve never tried it before, download our Geocaching instruction sheet and get your children into an exciting outdoor treasure hunt they can do anywhere in the world. A great activity for the whole family, Geocaching combines the best of both worlds, the excitement of an outdoor treasure hunt and technology provided by a smart...

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Build a Cubby

19 May 2015,

Children love having a secret hidey place to be with their friends or just hang out on their own. The best cubbies are those that children design and build themselves, using what they can find in the backyard or in your cupboard. If they need some help to get started, check out the ideas in our download...

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Making a kite

19 May 2015,

It’s windy outside – perfect weather to fly a kite. Follow our simple instructions in the download to help make a kite the children can ...

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Camping

19 May 2015,

Camping is the ultimate outdoor activity and for children, can create the most memorable experiences they will ever have. Some of the information is specific to Western Australia but most of the advice and tips are useful for you and your family no matter where you want to camp. Not sure where to camp in...

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Cycling

19 May 2015,

Children love to cycle. It’s fast, fun and gives them independence and control. It’s a great activity to enjoy as a family too. The number of children cycling has decreased significantly over the last few decades due in part to increased traffic and our anxiety for the safety of our children. Children will respond to...

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Gardening with Children

19 May 2015,

Gardening is the ultimate sensory experience for children and they love to have their own piece of dirt to dig, water and nurture. Download our list of hints and tips to make gardening with children fun and successful. Gardening with children reaps so many rewards. Having something to care for helps them experience satisfaction and achievement...

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