A note of Green


A note of Green

Authors: A. Nirta, F. Liberatore, G. Bartolucci, L. Guasoni, M. Capetta, M. Garasto

General aims:

  • Getting to know the sounds of nature and animals;
  • Recognising different recycled materials;
  • Developing creative and musical skills; 
  • Increasing psycho-motor skills.

Expected learning outcomes

  • To be respectful of our surroundings;
  • To silently listen;
  • Reproducing the sounds of nature and animals;
  • Knowing how to separate waste, valuing its use.

Structure of learning pathway

The learning pathwat consists of 4 activities in total. It is foreseen a 2-week period. Specifically, 2 meetings per week are needed to complete the entire learning path.

Activity 1: Close your eyes and listen

  • Organize an educational outing in nature to perceive sounds (river, animals, rain, etc.) silently.
  • Brainstorming the experience in nature, reporting the various sounds previously heard

Activity 2: Creating posters

  • Children aged 0 to 6: poster board with nature pictures printed by the teachers, coloured and glued. 
  • Children from 6 to 10 years: poster with drawings or writing related to the previous experience.

Activity 3: Create your own instrument

Creation of musical instruments with recycled materials with which to reproduce the sounds heard in activity 1.

Activity 4: Harmony of sounds

Staging a musical performance using musical instruments created and played by the children.


At the end of the learning pathway, the child should be able to answer the questions posed by the teacher.

Activity 1: How many and what sounds have you heard?

Activity 2: Did you contribute to the making of the poster? In what way?

Activity 3: Are you now able to recognise the correct bin for each waste?

Activity 4:  Which instrument did you enjoy playing the most?

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