Children will learn and observe similarities with themselves when exploring the basic needs of animals and plants.
There is so much to discover in nature!
This activity allows children to explore the world around them, using their senses!
Children can collect various natural resources from their environment or ask family members and friends to contribute to this project.
Let children decide what they want to include into the path and what materials should come first, second and so on.
Children and if possible family members or community members can help to create the path.
This path should be freely accessible for children at all time and being used if possible without shoes.
Give the children an opportunity to use and play with the clothing their own way. They may wish to sort the clothing by colour or style, or they may wish to try the items on!
- Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE) (2006) Síolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education. Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education.
- Hsu, A. (2017) 12 Creative Sensory Walk Activities for Kids [online]. Available at: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/12-CREATIVE-SENSORY-WALK-ACTIVITIES-FOR-KIDS
- National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) (2009a) Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Dublin: NCCA.
- Thornton, L. (2016) Using natural materials to enhance children’s learning [online]. Available at: http://blog.optimus-education.com/using-natural-materials-enhance-children%27s-learning.
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