Ecological outdoor games 


BIOLOGICAL THEMES

Ecological outdoor games

The purpose of this folder is to spread games with pedagogical focus on nature and environmental knowledge where the whole body and all the senses are used.

Why should we play outdoors?

  • The game is a method to achieve the goals in the national and local curriculum.
  • The game is an amusing way to learn and where the endorphins contribute lust and creativity.
  • The game seizes also the pupils who are not benefitting from traditional learning.
  • The motion and the activated senses in the game make the whole body remembering and therefore the knowledge is becoming more profound.
  • The game combines learning and activity in a time when there is lack of time for both of these parts, i.e. integrating theoretical subjects with physical activity.
  • The outdoor room, either in the schoolyard or in a nature area further away, offers other exciting experiences than a classroom does.
  • The outdoor room never lacks good ventilation, it rarely lacks space and the noise level is seldom disturbing.
  • Ecological outdoor games contribute to a deeper understanding of ecological contexts which are the foundation for understanding our environmental problems, which in turn is a condition to creating an ecological sustainable society.
  • Games about the nature become more realistic when played out in the nature.
 
 
This program is translated to Estonian language.
 
 
 
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