This resource provides an easy-to-implement template for planning and guiding a spring walk. It was developed for use in the UK and while it encourages participants to be on the lookout for daffodil blooms, students can be prepared to look for sightings of other species likely to be seen in their own neighborhoods. The Late March nature guide has identified a number of early bloomers to keep an eye out for.
During their 'spring walk' students are asked to talk about what they can see, hear, smell and touch. They focus on those things specific to spring and record any animal sighting and/or plants in bloom.
Following the walk, students download a storyboard on which they tell their spring walk story in words and pictures.
The strength of this activity is in its sound yet simple design and excellent support of K-2 science and social studies outcomes in all jurisdictions. It can be adapted to different seasonal conditions and provides a meaningful learning opportunity to get primary students outdoors.
The following tool will allow you to explore the relevant curriculum matches for this resource. To start, select a province listed below.