GO WILD THIS NOVEMBER WITH NATURE PLAY SA
During the month of November, sign up for the Nature Play SA Go Wild Challenge and open the door to a classroom where the ceiling and floor changes daily.
What would it feel like to take learning outside and do something wild every day? What might your class investigate, explore and create?
We know that engaging with nature is good for our brains and good for our bodies. It calms our minds and ignites our senses.
We also know that it takes time to create new habits, routines and rituals. This fun, engaging and simple challenge, might just create the healthiest habit for you and your class! We would love to have you on board!
How to get involved
The ‘Go Wild with Nature Play SA’ resource pack, contains a series of nature and wild space inspiration cards to print off and use with your class. All of these activities can be completed in any school or early learning setting and will suit all stages of schooling.
These nature inspired activities support students to;
- Explore their senses
- Take notice of their surrounds
- Share the wonder of the natural world
- Create in nature
- Connect with the ‘wild at their fingertips’ and
- Spend time in natural settings
Three simple steps to getting ready
1 Download the Go Wild with Nature Play SA prompt cards here and get them ready to use for the month of November
2 Download the Go Wild with Nature Play SA calendar to record your daily dose of nature inspired learning.
3 Share your ideas using the #gowildnpsa hashtag on social media and follow others as they explore their school grounds as well.
Ways to use the pack
- Undertake a daily Go Wild challenge as a class.
- Use the blank cards to design your own nature inspired explorations
- Team up with a buddy class and explore a set of cards together
- Display a different card each day in a communal play space for children to complete in break times
- Set home challenges for students to complete after school; including weekend family adventures
- Have an entire day in your outdoor environment completing all of the challenges. A Go Wild day!
- Link them to your current curriculum and weave some outdoor learning into your program