Teach Outside
Resources and inspiration for current and aspiring outdoor educators and those interested in a natural learning environment.
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Lesson Plans

 
 

lesson plans

Following are some examples of some activities you can do outdoors with children, ideas to get you started. 


Bees


Bone Awl


Books in the Garden


Climbing in the Garden


Cob House


Color


Construction Table


Dark Corners and Nooks


Dirt Pile


Dramatic Play


Dyeing with Natural Materials


Field Guides, Binoculars, and Magnifyers


Garden Party for Homeless Shelter Families


Guest Speaker Opportunities


Hunting for Creatures


Insects


Keeping Creatures- Anise Swallowtails


Labyrinth


Litter Hunt


Native Plants


Nature Journaling


Nature Prints


Nature's Patterns


Ohlone Basketry


Ohlone Cordage (String/Rope)


Ohlone Hoop and Pole Game


Ohlone Tule Boat


Ohlone Tule House


Open Ended Art Table in the Garden


Paste


Pitfall Trap


Potting and Pots in the Garden


Rain Barrel


Recycling


Rocks and Sticks


Saws in the Garden


Seed Balls


Seed Packets


Shadow Drawing


Sidewalk Gardening


Spools of String


Treehouse


Water in the Garden


Waterfall