Stories in the Schoolyard

Stories in the Schoolyard invites children to step outside and find delight in the ordinary, wonderful ways nature’s stories unfold. This active and place-responsive program will support students to foster a sense of belonging in nature at the same time as sparking their curiosity to learn more.

In this program, we'll connect with a particular plant or animal in your schoolyard. We'll also follow along with the adventures of Gary the Goose as he finds courage in the face of fear.

Stephanie provided an exceptional outdoor experience for my class. Her activities encompassed Social Studies curriculum, Indigenous Studies, Science, Language Arts, leadership, cooperation; all with a beautiful incorporation of social and emotional well being.
Program DetailsLocationIn your schoolyard (or nearby park or green space)GradesK-4 (see curriculum connections below)Duration90 minutesCost$150/program (or $125/program with multiple bookings at the same site on the same day)
Note: Maximum of 28 students per program
Program Includes
  • A puppet story
  • Imaginative sensory play
  • Indigenous connections
  • Group poetry writing
  • Active movement
  • Talking Circle
Click here for a detailed program outline, including connections to the *new* K-4 Alberta curriculum
We gratefully acknowledge that we work in the traditional territory of the Îethka (Stoney Nakoda) – comprising the Chiniki, Wesley and the Bearspaw; the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) – including the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai; the Tsuut'ina Nation; as well as the Métis people of Alberta - Region 3. Thimbleberry is committed to education for reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
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