SPROUTS – 5 Senses of Trees

Materials

“5 Senses of Trees” Printable Activity Chart
or notebook, paper, something to write on

writing utensil (optional: one colour for each of 5 senses)

Instructions

go on a backyard amble, neighbourhood walk or trail hike

as you walk, pay close attention to what is around you
is it breezy or windy? let that steer the direction you walk

as you walk, match your breathing to your steps
if you run quickly, does your breathing speed up?
if you walk slowly, can you slow your breath to match?

can you name the 5 Senses?

SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TASTE, TOUCH

what can you discover by using those five senses?

what do you see? hear? smell? taste? feel?

find a tree in your backyard or along your walk or hike
and fill out the “5 Senses of Trees” activity chart

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April 8 - SPROUTS - Windy Walk, 5 Senses of Trees - Garddwest EcoEducation

GOING GREEN – Play a Hiking (Walking) Game

Materials

optional: 2 board game dice

Instructions

go on a backyard amble, neighbourhood walk or trail hike

Warm Up

as you walk, pay close attention to what is around you
is it breezy or windy? let that steer the direction you walk

as you walk, match your breathing to your steps
if you run quickly, does your breathing speed up?
if you walk slowly, can you slow your breath to match?

after that warm-up, you are ready to play the game!

The Hiking (Walking) Game

this game can be played by one, or many people
and the rules are very simple:

each player will pick a number or roll a dice
(if you are alone, pick or roll two numbers)

move the number of steps that you picked or rolled
if both numbers are the same, turn around before moving

Variations

use the squares of the sidewalk as a board game
and race friends to the end of the block

use dice with higher numbers i.e. 2-4-8-16-32-64
and the game will last longer, covering more ground

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April 8 - GOING GREEN - The Walking Game - Garddwest EcoEducation

RESOURCE: Butterfly Lifecycle

This educational handout is a launching point for discussions about the lifecycle of a monarch butterfly.  The worksheet outlines the four basic stages of the butterfly’s lifecycle and leaves space for participants to write their notes and answers to discussion questions about each stage.

garddwest printable lifecycle of monarch single

garddwest printable lifecycle of monarch double* this double-column worksheet can be printed on 8.5×11 and cut in half when printing multiple copies of the handout