Being active outdoors has many physical and mental health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, increased happiness, and reduced obesity rates. There are many nature-based activities that you can introduce to your students, regardless of your school’s location. Scroll through the activities below to find games to play in the woods, walk and hike ideas, environmental stewardship activities, geocaching, and a land art lesson.
Camoflauge, What Time Is It Mr. Wolf, Sardines, Kick the Can, Capture the Flag, and Predator Prey Games
Get outside and search for some caches
Take a hike!
An excellent outdoor activity that emphasizes creativity, teamwork, and nature appreciation
Fun outdoor activities that emphasize local knowledge, stewardship, and team-building
This nature scavenger hunt places an Emphasis on Indigenous Peoples history and traditions in Canada