Downloadable Resources for Educators

School and early learning centres are a fabulous place to teach children the value of nature play and encourage them to get active. We're building a collection of resources for educators to bring your teaching into the great outdoors!

Green Time vs Screen Time

By Katherine Healy | August 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Green Time vs Screen Time

The Green Time vs Screen Time tool for families is a fun way to help you keep track of how much time your children are spending playing outdoors (‘green time’), versus time spent indoors, watching TV or on a device (‘screen time’). Getting the balance right between green time and screen time is important for […]

Nature Play Advent Calendar

By Katherine Healy | July 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Nature Play Advent Calendar

Want something a little different than chocolate-filled or trinket-laden Advent Calendars?  Looking for something to inspire nature play opportunities and nature-based crafts and activities? Download our Nature Play Advent Calendar, and discover 24 days of fun and engaging nature play activities to take part in. Or download our blank template and create your own 24 […]

Play Space Guide

By Katherine Healy | February 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Play Space Guide

This guide is a collaboration between The University of Western Australia’s Centre for the Built Environment and Health and various schools from the public, Catholic and independent sectors. It showcases elements of best practice play spaces designed to suit the needs of schools in Western Australia. The principles of good play spaces and examples provided […]

A Guide to the Australian Playground Standards 2021

By Katherine Healy | February 12, 2021 | Comments Off on A Guide to the Australian Playground Standards 2021

The aim of this guide, created by Andrew Reedy of Play Check,  is to organise the information contained in the Australian playground Standards under logical and sequential headings. The Standards are, by nature, a technical document and are not necessarily organised in a format or sequence that makes them easy to follow without significant cross referencing.  Even […]

Outdoor Classroom Day Nature Passport Upper Primary

By Katherine Healy | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Outdoor Classroom Day Nature Passport Upper Primary

The My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport package supports educators in taking their class outdoors for enriched play-based learning. Nature Passport Booklets Upper Primary The Upper Primary booklet is designed for students in Year 3-6 (ages 8-11) Download and Print Passport Booklet Download the My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport booklet, print one for each student and use it to investigate […]

Outdoor Classroom Day Nature Passport Lower Primary

By Katherine Healy | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Outdoor Classroom Day Nature Passport Lower Primary

The My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport package supports educators in taking their class outdoors for enriched play-based learning. Nature Passport Booklets Lower Primary The Lower Primary booklet is designed for students from Kindergarten to Year 2 (ages 4-7) Download and Print Passport Booklet Download the My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport booklet, print one for each student and use it […]

Nature Play Bingo

By Katherine Healy | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Nature Play Bingo

Go on a nature walk with your pencil at the ready!  Tick off as many of these 16 things as you can. Can you complete your whole bingo card in one go? You can also play digital Nature Play Bingo on your phone or device.  Find it in the Toolbox section of our free Nature Play […]

51 Things To Do Before You’re 12

By Katherine Healy | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 51 Things To Do Before You’re 12

There are some things that every kid should get to experience. How many of our 51 things have you done? Why not challenge your friends to see who will be the first to finish the list! Download 51 Things Resource 1.  Climb a tree 2.  Sleep under the stars (even in your backyard) 3.  Fall […]