Child in backyard

Image: Adrienne de Melo | ©

Introduction

Easy practical activities for learning from home, in nature, through COVID-19 alert levels.

Highlights

Share your stories of learning from home in nature.

Why learn outdoors

Learning in nature is good for well-being as it reduces stress and anxiety. Learning outdoors can increase enthusiasm for learning, and help children focus their attention. It can also enhance creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. 

How to take learning outdoors

Nature is everywhere – learning can be done in the backyard garden, on your balcony, from the window and around your property.

  • Don’t be put off by the weather – just dress for it.
  • Take notice of the nature around you.
  • Get curious. Ask what, how, why, when and who questions about nature.

Activities

Our learning from home activities are based around the Mental Health Foundation's five ways to wellbeing

Find activities by these categories:

AllBe active | Connect | Get creative | Give | Take notice

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