Explore how the human being has learned to take advantage of the various uses of this element. Surprise yourself with the fire, and start looking at it as something amazing that has been given to us for our benefit.
Participants will form a circle around a campfire. Everyone will watch the movement of the fire flames and each participant will imitate the movement of the fire using their whole body. It is also worth imitating the sounds.
The participants will sit around the lit campfire, they will awaken their sense of sight, they will have materials to draw, and paint every detail they observe in the campfire, it could be the firewood, smoke, flames, etc. And at the end, they will show their drawing explaining the small details they found.
All the participants will light fires and will be able to experience changing the color of the flames of the fire, with the help of chemicals.
At the end of the function, all the participants will have a time for reflection and will help to put out the bonfires and clean up the entire area where the activity will take place.
“Don't get burned and put out the fire!” is a variation of the traditional game “dodgeball” Participants will form 2 teams of 5 to 8 members per team. The two teams will represent firefighters (blue scarf) and fire (red scarf). The players of the “firefighters” team must extinguish the members of the “fire” team by throwing a ball, and must prevent the members of the “fire” team from destroying the “firefighters” team. At the end of the game the director will ask questions to the participants.
In this collection we present the activities organized by Ecological Theme. An ecological theme can be: some object of nature: trees, clouds, or stones. It can also focus on a habitat such as water, forest, or sand. The ecological theme could investigate flora or fauna such as ants, hummingbirds, plants, or owls. You select the theme according to the element in your environment that you want to explore.
The unique factor of this collection is that in addition to organizing the activities into ecological themes, each Theme contains a sequence of five activities. This sequence is based on cutting-edge pedagogy that transforms children’s apathy toward nature into joy by having them play, observe, experiment, admire the Creator, and even take action to conserve nature. This system is called: Fluid Learning® (Used under license from Flow Learning® by Sharing Nature Worldwide). It traditionally has four stages, but for the purposes of this collection the fourth has been amended and a fifth stage has been added.
Explore by Stage
Stages of the Flow Learning Process
In this collection we present the activities organized in a structured way to create learning that flows1 from one stage to another and there are five. When doing the sequence of activities, you go from play to close observation to involvement in conservation.
Offering Direct Experience
Worshiping the Creator
Acting as Stewards of Creation
When you find an ecological topic of your interest and possibilities to explore, follow this sequence, and you will discover that the activities will generate appreciation, joy, gratitude and response to the beauty of creation.
(1) Cornell, JB, & Mané, P. (1982). Live nature with children. Editions 29.