Activities for kids!
Lesson plans to develop your children's love of nature
Looking for activities to do with your kids? The Wilderness Society has developed science and English lesson plans that align with the Australian cross-curriculum priority of ‘sustainability’. The lessons help guide exploration about Australian animals and the places they call home.
If there's one subject that children seem to have an insatiable appetite for it's the natural world, its wildlife and how it's all affected by environmental issues.
To take your young ones' curiosity further we enlisted the help of three amazing authors—Michael Gerard Bauer, Samantha Wheeler and the late Narelle Oliver. They each contributed short stories about a fairy possum, southern right whale and cassowary. Children then choose their favourite story, and either write or illustrate a response.
Our lesson plans are suitable for Prep to Grade 3 and for Grades 4 to 6.
- English Prep–Grade 3: The World Around Us
- English Grade 4–Grade 6: A Voice for Nature
- Science Prep–Grade 3: Feathers, Fur and Flippers
- Science Grade 4–Grade 6: Wildlife Warrior
So, read these three short stories about native animals from some of Australia’s best-loved authors. Choose to illustrate a scene from the story or write the next scene, from a different point of view or perspective.
Share your children’s drawings and stories with us—we can’t wait to see them!
Happy learning! And please let us know how you and your children get on.