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Celebrate World Book Day Outdoors

Monday, 26 February 2024
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Why not celebrate World Book Day outdoors and use some of these wonderful activity ideas to make the day even more exciting!

Ages 3 - 6

  • Everyone loves a story and farms and the countryside feature in so many lovely tales. Join LEAF Education  as they share The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion. Use alongside these brilliant KS1 Hedgerow Detective resources complete with lesson plans, activity ideas and worksheets.
  • Use this terrific Telling Stories and Writing Poems video to spark some inspiration whilst taking your students into the great outdoors.
  • This brilliant Books and Activities to Share Outdoors booklet also produced by LEAF Education has been updated and now includes even more picture books and 35 activity ideas perfect for teachers, parents, farm educators and forest school leaders!
  • Order your free illustrated story book, Boris the Lost Badger, which is ideal for EYFS and KS1 storytelling in a woodland setting, you can also download the accompanying maths lesson plans and supporting resources HERE.

Ages 7 - 11

  • Use this Book Making resource to find out how to make your own paper, to create your personal story and to devise your own little book. Use the techniques with children to capture what was learnt on a farm visit or during another outdoor experience. 
  • Join Sam as he meets the new lambs on the farm and tells the story of Curly Sheep who is having a really bad hair day! Then join Bobbie to discover why sheep are sheared in the summer.
  • Sample this super Stick Man inspired resource provided by Social Farms & Gardens as part of their World Book Day celebrations and learn how to make a natural mobile.
  • This Poetree resource is perfect for making a simple creative writing lesson outdoors, using a tree and all the pupils' senses to support them in writing a poem.

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LEAF Education works to engage, motivate, and inspire young people through experiential learning in order to equip our future generations with a balanced and informed insight into food production, farming and the environment. As the leading agri-education organisation we connect farmers, teachers, and young people, to support our future generations...    Read More
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