Homes and Hideaways

Description :

Explore how plant material can be used as homes for animals and people and learn what plants need to help them grow.

Children will engage their senses as they explore the Gardens, looking out for animals in their natural habitat and discovering different plant materials.

Students will

  • Learn how animals and people use plants for food and shelter
  • Use natural materials to create shelters and cubbies
  • Pot up a plant to take home

Key focuses

  • The role of gardens as habitats for local wildlife
  • Creating wildlife friendly gardens
  • Construction and design

Available in terms 1, 2 and 4.

Curriculum Links

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

Homes and Hideaways Teacher Resource

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.