Playful Learning Outdoors in June
To support our colleagues returning to on-site instruction in June, we’ve put together this list of ideas for playful learning outdoors in June. You can download a PDF version here: Playful learning outdoors in June
Our outdoor play ideas this month are place-specific to our school-yard, and nearby outdoor learning spaces. We have been advised that a focus on social and emotional learning is preferable this last month of school and that being outside is recommended as much as possible. With that in mind, we have selected a range of learning opportunities that consider our core competencies, physical activity, and SEL for your consideration. You may notice the activities at the beginning of the document focus more on instructional routines that are helpful if you are new to teaching outside of the classroom.
Links are not working in the embedded images, but can be found intact in the downloadable version, or under each section. Remember how important it is to get outside everyday, and be sure to follow the guidelines recommended by your own school specific guidelines. This post is in compliance as of June 1, 2020. Please do not gather in large groups with other classes.
Playful learning outdoors in June links:
Sit Spots and sit spots at home
Nature Journal ideas and more from Project learning tree
Listening walk read aloud and lesson plan and silent walk lesson plan
Walk to the river and walking field trip ideas
Wild math curriculum and Math outdoors on Pinterest
Bug hotels and lesson
Grade specific PHE games to play outdoors
Snakes and ladders outdoors and giant dice
Invasive species video and lessons with resources
Be well everyone! If you are looking for more ideas for playful learning outdoors in June, Pinterest is full of curated ideas for teaching outside the classroom all year!