Together We Can - Explore
Spending 15 minutes in nature daily boosts health and well-being
Benefits of exploring
- Children connect with the environment and gain respect for the world around them
- Spending time outside reduces screen-time
- Children improve their physical learning and wellbeing
- Stimulates curiosity and imagination
- Develops thinking skills such as investigation and problem-solving
- Children gain and transfer knowledge to different contexts
Idea to try
- Nature scavenger hunt (we have a range of ones you can try here)
- Forage for natural materials – try finding a complete rainbow of colours!
- Go puddle jumping in the wet weather
- Collect fallen twigs and nuts for art collages
- Go on a nature walk and make a list of all the sounds you can hear - the wind, leaves in the trees, birds singing
- Take an 'ABC' Nature walk - try and find an object with names that start with each letter of the alphabet
- Create a sensory basket out of shells, feathers, sand, gumnuts - anything you can find!
Froggys Fun on the Green - free, family-friendly mobile outdoor play session for Cockburn families or carers with children aged 0 to 5 years.
Kids Go WILD! - A free monthly nature walk followed by a hands-on activity run by Yangebup Family Centre.
Participate APP - an app developed by Healthy Strides Foundation where you can discover local Perth parks and playgrounds based on accessibility needs.
Scavenger Hunts - try one of CCK's hunts
Nature Play Passport Kwinana - Try a range of simple games and activities via this free passport which encourages play, exploration, and learning in the outdoors.
Nature Play Passport Mandurah - Try a range of simple games and activities via this free passport which encourages play, exploration, and learning in the outdoors.
Play in WA - A database of locations for families including hiking and swimming spots.
Geocaching 101- An international treasure hunt played using a free app. There are over 3 million hidden containers called ‘geocaches’ waiting to be found.
“… Why Explore? Spending 15 minutes in nature daily boosts health and well-being."