Many times we enjoy a beautiful campfire, but we do not know its process. With the ecological theme: Firewood, we want them to have the experience of building a campfire, learn about the elements used to make it and enjoy its beauty.
After spreading out around the bounded area, participants will vote on who would serve as “the fire.” The fire will have to run after the others and try to catch them. The rest will run away and shout: “Firewood”. This is a game of chase and when “the fire” catches someone they must be holding hands with him, forming a fire and trapping the rest.
It can be done in urban or rural settings, as long as the area is wide and does not contain objects that could harm the participant.
Working in pairs, one of the participants describes an object and the other has to draw it just listening to the description. Then all participants corroborate the veracity of their drawing with the object that their partner was describing.
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.