10 ways to playfully connect to nature when you’re stuck indoors.

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. 

If the children in your care are stuck indoors due to the global coronavirus crisis, help them connect to nature through play with these lovely ideas from the Outdoor Classroom Day community!

  1. Write about or draw the nature you can see outside your window.
  2. Create a nature den – add plants, use nature colours and play nature sounds.
  3. Spot animals out of your window and imitate them.
  4. Share your favourite memories of playing in nature.
  5. Play a nature-based game of ‘I spy’ out of your window.
  6. Make a pinwheel, open the window and find out how windy it is.
  7. Open your window and listen to the sounds of nature.
  8. Spot clouds and keep a journal of all the things you see in them.
  9. Make a nature scrapbook – things you can hear, see, feel.
  10. Sing nature songs out of the window or on the balcony.

Find more ideas for connecting to nature and share your own on social media using #PlayfulNature!

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