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Activity resource guides

The International School Grounds Month Activity Guides are the result of fruitful collaborations between the International School Grounds Alliance and 73 other organizations from 27 countries around the world, each of which contributed an activity that reflects their own organization’s mission, programs and areas of expertise.


Our goal is to help schools around the world bring children, ages 3-18 years old, outdoors for all types of activities during the month of May—and year-round.

The Guides now include a vibrant collection of over 100 exciting ideas that support learning across the curriculum, promote healthy lifestyles, and encourage play and exploration during free time, before, during, and after school.


Many of the activities also help children and young people connect to their neighborhood’s unique natural, geographic, and cultural context, and add art and natural beauty to their school environments. Click on an Activity Guide cover image below to download your free digital copy of this publication.

The companion Living Schoolyard Activity Guide, produced in the same format by our colleagues at Green Schoolyards America includes an additional 131 activities written by 122 organizations working across the United States. 

The activities in the guides can be used anywhere in the world. We hope these ideas inspire you to engage in outdoor activities at your own school, wherever you live—during International School Grounds Month in May, and throughout the year. 

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