Nature Classroom: Unlocking Outdoor Wisdom

Connect, Explore, Learn: The Power of Outdoor Education for Children

Welcome to Nature Classroom, where we embark on a journey to unlock the untapped potential of outdoor learning for children. In this blog post, we will delve into the myriad benefits that nature offers for a child's holistic development and provide practical tips and resources for parents and teachers to seamlessly integrate outdoor education into daily lessons.

Why Outdoor Learning Matters?
Cognitive Development:

Outdoor education fosters cognitive development by encouraging problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Nature acts as a dynamic classroom, offering diverse stimuli that engage a child's mind in ways traditional settings cannot.

Physical Well-being:

Children today spend more time indoors, leading to sedentary lifestyles. Outdoor activities provide an opportunity for physical exercise, improving overall health and well-being.

Emotional and Social Skills:

Nature teaches children important life skills such as teamwork, communication, and empathy. Interacting with the natural environment promotes emotional resilience and a sense of responsibility.

Environmental Awareness:

Connecting with nature from a young age instills a sense of environmental stewardship. Children who appreciate nature are more likely to grow into environmentally conscious adults.

Practical Tips for Outdoor Education:

Nature Scavenger Hunts:

Create a scavenger hunt list featuring various items found in nature (or check out our site for new scavenger lists coming soon). This activity encourages observational skills and fosters a sense of exploration.

Outdoor Art Sessions:

Take art class outdoors! Provide children with art supplies and let them draw, paint, or create crafts inspired by the natural surroundings. 

To get inspiration on what type of art can be done outside, check out a few of our past blogs where we dive into seasonal and holiday-inspired art.

Bird Watching:

Introduce children to the wonders of bird watching. Invest in a simple bird guide and binoculars from one of our kits, and spend a day observing and identifying local bird species.

Planting and Gardening:

Teach children about plant life cycles by involving them in planting and caring for a garden. This hands-on experience fosters a deeper appreciation for the environment that can be done easily with your own green thumbs or by checking out our informative “Let It Grow” kit.

Resources for Outdoor Learning:

Children and Nature Network:

This comprehensive website offers a plethora of resources, research, and ideas for incorporating nature into children's lives.

Outdoor Classroom Day Resources:

Explore a variety of resources specifically designed for Outdoor Classroom Day, including activity ideas, lesson plans, and downloadable materials.

Inspiring Curiosity through Nature-Based Learning

Nature Classroom advocates for a shift in the way we approach education for children aged 6-12. By emphasizing the invaluable connection between nature and learning, we hope to inspire parents and teachers to weave outdoor education into the fabric of their children's daily lives.

Unlock the door to the Nature Classroom and watch as your children flourish in an environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and a profound connection to the world around them. Together, let's embark on a journey of discovery and unlock the endless possibilities that outdoor wisdom brings to our children's education.


If you want your kids to experience the outdoors in a memorable way, then we are here to help! We have interactive field guides and all the best tools, gear and toys to inspire outdoor play. Here at Wild Life Outdoor Adventures we believe that everyone should have the confidence and skills to enjoy the outdoors. Our best-selling, award-winning outdoor adventure boxes inspire outdoor play and exploration, with each of our kits having 3-4 quality outdoor items and 10+ hours of skill-building activities, outdoor games and nature crafts. Check them out!

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