Introducing young children to the wonders of the natural world.
An Early Years journey towards environmental awareness and action. Children will role play, tell stories, create habitats and be involved in meaningful conservation activities. The program aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework and gives priority to sustainability and understanding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
During the preschool years, children naturally develop a sense of ‘self.’ Research shows that by the age of 7, they have begun to concrete their own moral ideas and attitudes towards the world around them, many of which remain largely unchanged throughout life. During this critical time in a child’s development, regular positive interactions within nature help children to develop respect and a caring attitude towards the environment.
The Sharing Planet Earth program covers three main topic areas:
'Amazing Australian Animals and their Habitats’
‘Caring for Country ‘
‘Saving the World Before Bedtime’ (which focuses on taking conservation action).
The accompanying resource kit includes a 100-page teacher guide with all necessary lesson plans, books, original games and equipment.
Spike the echidna mascot with backpack and journal (for children to take home on weekends for eco-adventures).
Activity cards for flora and fauna support within the classroom.
Activity cards for ochre painting, symbols & storytelling and using natural materials.
Age-appropriate picture books with lesson plans.
Suggested music and movement activities.
Handmade wooden matching game - Australian mums and babies.
Handmade wooden matching game - Australian animals and tracks.
'Make a move' animal movement cubes.
40 handmade pouches to support the pouches for joeys activity.
Wildlife hospital, with 6 plush animals, matching patient cards, x-rays, feeding bottles, bandages and other supplies
Early Years Learning Framework links
Ongoing free resources and support