21st May marks Outdoor Classroom Day. This year the organisers have adapted to the current restrictions, but children across Britain are still taking the chance to learn under blue skies …
Here’s some activity ideas and their latest update:
Happy Playful Nature day! … the whole Outdoor Classroom Day team is dressing up today to celebrate our connection to the natural world. If you and the children in your care are still deciding what to do, check out our Pinterest board for inspiration. Here are a few of our favourites…
Gather leaves, twigs and feathers to make a nature crown fit for royalty. If you can’t get your hands on natural materials, make some out of paper or card and colour them in. Make the headband out of whatever you have at home, such as a cereal box or an old pair of tights.
Cardboard boxes provide so many opportunities for dressing up. Make yourself a set of wings out of whatever boxes you have – depending on the size, you could be a butterfly, dragonfly or bee! Attach them using string, ribbon or elastic, and decorate them to make them shine.
Give old clothes a natural makeover by printing with plants and flowers. Kids will love this activity – and it will help them discover nature at the same time. If you don’t have any old clothes, you can also use this technique on paper and use it to make dress up items like masks.
Whatever you decide to create, share it with the world using #PlayfulNature.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, we will help children to retain their connection to the natural world during the coronavirus crisis – and we’ll work harder than ever once it is over to make sure children have time outdoors every day.
The Outdoor Classroom Day team