Health and Wellbeing in Nature

Description :

Explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of nature and spending time outdoors. 

Through a playful exploration of Melbourne gardens, children will be encouraged to see themselves as part of the natural world and consider how being in nature can contribute to positive emotional and physical wellbeing. 

Students will

  • Use their senses to explore and respond to the natural world. 
  • Explore the Herb Garden and make pot pourri. 
  • Engage in experiences for gross and fine motor movement and balance. 
  • Use natural materials for open-ended play. 

Key focuses

  • Importance of time spent in nature for physical and emotional wellbeing. 
  • Importance of regular physical activity to keep us healthy and well. 
  • Importance of plants for good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. 

Curriculum Links

All Early Childhood Programs support outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework: Identity; Community; Wellbeing; Learning; Communication 

Teacher Resources

Health and Wellbeing in Nature Social Script

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Early Childhood


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.