Spring & Summer Lessons K–5
Hello Halton Teachers!
Thanks for your interest in outdoor education. We are passionate about using the outdoors as another learning environment that supports self-regulation, attention, and focus while promoting motor skills, problem-solving, social skills, imagination, and creativity. Our goal is to provide hands-on lessons that provide more movement and sensory-rich opportunities to support your curriculum for grades K to 5.
For Kindergarten classes:
We will set up your playground with 3-4 varied opportunities for child-led play with loose parts and tools, as well as the chosen lesson with a smaller group of children.
Below are Four Lessons to Choose From
Children whittle freshly cut sticks with a vegetable peeler. Children can make rulers, mud pencils, and stick people.
- Increase focus and attention when using a new tool.
- Retelling stories with the creation of stick people.
- Using the whittled stick as a measurement tool to support standard and non-standardized units of measurement.
- Increase grasp and fine motor skills when whittling and drawing with their mud pencil.
- When using a new tool children will be shown how to hold the handle, where the sharp parts are, and how it works to ensure safety.
Children can work together to create a water wall with tubing and connectors on your chain link fence. There will be construction challenges and coloured water to increase learning opportunities. There’s so much potential in such a simple activity.
- Math skills include sorting and measuring opportunities, reinforcing angles, and fractions.
- Science skills include flow concepts regarding speed and direction of the water.
- Filter concepts of cleaning the coloured water with provided natural materials.
- Working together and problem-solving the water wall challenges.
- Presenting their water wall to the group.
Children create and/or retell their favourite story by drawing pictures and printing words on flat, smooth stones and paint markers. It’s a great way to bring language arts to your playground.
- Presenting and retelling stories.
- Reinforcing the ‘start’, ‘middle’, and ‘end’ of stories; intro, body, and conclusion’.
- Supporting fine motor skills.
Children can make a clay creature with a ball of clay and loose parts collected from the playground. The children can describe the attributes of their creature; what it eats, what it looks like, where it lives, and any other special feature.
- Math and science skills include sorting, counting, and estimating the collected loose parts from the playground. Loose parts include sticks, pinecones, acorns, stones, and leaves.
- Motor skills are promoted when children collect the loose parts and during the creation of their clay creature.
- Literacy skills are supported when children create a story about their clay creature.
Our daily rate is $1,500 plus taxes.
It’s best to have us at your school for a full day. We can work with 3 classes during the day. We work with each class for 100 minutes (2 class periods). We bring all materials.
Jill and Margie