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Forest school and Outdoor learning ideas for everyone…
You don’t need any special equipment or knowledge to develop your children’s understanding, satisfy their curiosity and develop their love of the outdoors.
Many of these sites offer simple ideas, using resources that you may have around the house, that your children may use as a starting point to develop their own questions, ideas, projects and activities.
Always follow the government’s advice regarding being outdoors, but if it’s possible in your circumstances use a windowbox/ yard/ garden/ open windows to allow children some activity in the fresh air. Activities that can’t be done outside can sometimes be adapted for inside and if the worse comes to the worse and you have to, there are plenty of inspiring activities and educational resources here that you can use indoors too.
Outdoor resources (child and teacher friendly)
John Muir trust https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award/
https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/ Brilliant resources with learning ideas across all ages and subject areas (the resources in the leaflets I sent home are just a few from this fantastic site)
The Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/packs
The National trust https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Outdoor inspired ideas- 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do
Child friendly app with plenty of great learning ideas and starting points https://www.missionexplore.net/
This is a great way to get children outside walking and exploring, a worldwide treasure hunt! https://www.geocaching.com/play