Playful Nature

Outdoor
Classroom Day Movement

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Upcoming Dates
21 May 2020

THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY MAP

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to put your school or household on the map to show that you’re part of the global Outdoor Classroom Day movement!

 

To see where the millions of children got involved in 2019, check out the 2019 map here.

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What is Outdoor Classroom Day?

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. On Outdoor Classroom Day itself, which has two dates each year, teachers usually organise a special day outdoors for their class. In response to the coronavirus crisis, the movement will look a bit different in 2020. 

Following consultation with teachers and parents around the world, we are launching Playful Nature! 

As the coronavirus crisis continues, children around the world are spending more time indoors and in front of screens. Our community of teachers and parents are concerned about the impact this is having on children’s wellbeing. 

Connecting to nature can restore our sense of wellbeing. For children, this connection is best made through play – whether outdoors in nature or indoors with natural elements.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing ideas for connecting to nature through play that can be done from anywhere – like your garden, balcony or even your living room! And on 21 May, which should have been the next Outdoor Classroom Day, we’re inviting you to celebrate your connection to the natural world by bringing Playful Nature to everyone. 

Bring Playful Nature to everyone on 21 May

Dress up in nature on 21 May and share your creations with the world! We’ll be sharing lots of ideas in the run up to the day – from using natural dyes to turn old clothes into nature colours to creating nature out of recycled materials. If it’s possible, you could spend the whole day playing outdoors in your creation. Or you could dress up for your daily walk or hang out on the balcony to make your neighbours smile. This is something everyone can take part in! Whatever you do, share it on social media on 21 May using #PlayfulNature. 

Through play, we will help children retain their connection to the natural world during the coronavirus crisis.

Get Involved

  • 1. Join our community
  • 2. Check out our
    resources & share yours
  • 3. Get involved in the day of action!
  • 4. Share your
    experiences with us!

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WE BELIEVE CHILDREN SHOULD BE OUTDOORS EVERY DAY!

IF YOU BELIEVE CHILDREN SHOULD BE OUTDOORS - PLAYING, LEARNING, EXPLORING - EVERY DAY THEN JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.



















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74% OF UK CHILDREN SPEND LESS TIME OUTDOORS THAN THE 60 MINUTES RECOMMENDED FOR PRISON INMATES. LET'S FIX THIS.

Edelman Berland for Unilever, 2016

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Thank you for supporting Outdoor Classroom Day!

Thanks for joining the movement we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂 Check out the resources tabs for ideas for the day – and to make learning and play part of every day!

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Thanks for joining the movement we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂 Check out the resources tabs for ideas for the day – and to make learning and play part of every day!

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