Let’s go camping!

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By Tracey BrandEarly Years writer

Original article published 18 July 2011

This month, get ready to take your little learners on an imaginary holiday adventure with ‘Let’s go camping’. Explore all areas of learning and development in an exciting and creative way

Little boy looking out of yellow tent

In this article:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Literacy
  3. Mathematics
  4. Understanding of the World
  5. Physical Development
  6. Expressive Arts and Design

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Talking tents

Managing feelings and behavior

Talk with the children about their holiday experiences. Have any of the children ever been camping or caravanning? Explore images of different tents and talk about the different functions of a tent – protection from weather, a place for people to gather, a place to sleep, and so on. Put up a ‘pop up’ tent or traditional tent in your setting, and sit inside with a group of children. How does it feel sitting inside the tent? Can the children tell what is happening outside of the tent? What can they hear that gives them clues as to what is happening around them? Make a list of everything that they think they can hear. When you come out of the tent, try and locate the different sounds.

Extend this activity with our ‘Let’s go camping’ circle-time cards featuring lots of different tents!

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