The early year’s edition of our Little Wild Warriors Bush Kinder program has been developed for early childhood educators to use for either remote learning, at their centres or for bush kinder programs.
It is an incredibly valuable resource for use with families who have young children. Our nature-based program embeds rich, sensory play and inquiry centred learning experiences. These carefully planned activities help families connect to our earth, learn about first nations people, the environment and sustainability. Our program has been developed by a team of primary school teachers, early childhood educators and forest school leaders who have years of experience running outdoor nature play and bush programs for children.
The National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework (VEYLDF) concepts and outcomes have been considered and linked to the learning experiences in this program. At the back of each program, we have included an extra 2 – 3 pages with all the links to the learning outcomes. The outcomes foster learning and development of children birth to five years.
Included in our 6 week Little Wild Warriors Bush Kinder program, are weekly themes around the following topics: Earth, Sky, Trees, Undergrowth, Wildlife and Water with links to the following:
- Weekly PDF printable program (approx 15-17 pages)
- Weekly song (video)
- Weekly storytelling (video)
- Weekly craft and stem activities (PDF & video)
- Weekly Bush learning and explore in nature (video)
- Weekly mindfulness in nature exercises (video)
- Links to resources and further learning (PDF)
- Weekly challenges
- Pintable learning sheets that incorporate early literacy and numeracy to go with the weekly theme
- PLUS as a BONUS, you will receive a downloadable copy of our ABC Backyard Safari printable cards which comes with an accompanying 4 page learning booklet with learning prompts for each card aimed at encouraging observation, a sense of wonder, active engagement and also knowledge with some fun facts provided about each item.
Encouraging your families to get outdoors is such an essential part of a healthy childhood and more important than ever so we’re here to help you so you don’t have to do it alone.
Please note that this is not an online program where children need to be on a screen to do the program. Most of the activities and worksheets have been developed to encourage children to go outside and complete the activities. And remember, you can watch and replay our videos over and over again anytime you want with the whole family or at your service!
Our Bush Kinder nature learning program aims to support your child’s development and learning and encourages you to use everyday natural and recyclable resources found at home. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, we hope to inspire our next generation, our wild warriors to care for and learn about their environment.
Recommended for ages 2 – 8 years