Gumboot Kids Curriculum

"Children today spend less time outdoors than any generation in human history. Yet we know that a daily dose of nature makes kids smarter, more curious and creative. It’s simple: Kids need more nature! The Gumboot Kids is an excellent teaching tool..." - Ian Hanington, Senior Editor, David Suzuki Foundation

The Gumboot Kids invite children to experience the wonders of nature. This collection will inspire kids to get outside and give them ideas about how to engage with nature once they are there. Curriculum guides offer opportunities for hands-on learning, physical activity and crafts. The guides also further explore the concept of mindfulness.

Download guides:
- General Considerations for Educators
- Learn about Trees
- Learn about Sunflowers
- Learn about Butterflies
- Learn about Fossils
- Winter Holiday
- Spring Curriculum (NEW)

  • 2019
  • 5-8
  • 30 Titles

Included in this collection

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Buried Treasure

After a winter of cold and snow, it’s wonderful to see the plants waking up from their long sleep. Every day they grow a little more just like you! Each new plant is a natural marvel and a real treasure. Let’s join Scout & the Gumboot Kids as they solve The Case of The Buried Treasure.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:24
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder

Scout sends the Gumboot Kids to a garden to find a bird feeder that grows as he waters it.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Invisible Copycat

While out on his walk, Scout hears a mysterious copycat repeating everything he says. But who could it be?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Pebble Eaters

Nature is full of surprises! The more time we spend in nature, the more hidden secrets are uncovered. Sometimes you might think that a plant or animal behaves a certain way and then as you take time to explore and observe them, they can reveal so many new and surprising things about themselves. This was the case for Scout & ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Quiet Diggers

Sometimes all we want to do is jump and bounce! When this feeling takes hold of you, find a wide open space in nature and explore how high you can bounce, how long you can jump or how fast you can run. Our bodies are made for moving in all sorts of ways. Let your body leap and bound and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:16
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/25/2020

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Shrinking Friend

Scout notices his friend has shrunk. But how can this be? With three clues in hand, the Gumboot Kids search for the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Spotted Jelly

When we take time to explore in the woods or fields, sometimes we make exciting discoveries! Have you every seen something in nature that was completely new to you? Something that you had never seen before? This happened to the Gumboot kids as they solved The Case of The Spotted Jelly.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:19
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/25/2020

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Story Rock

While in a valley, Scout unearths a story rock and sends the Gumboot Kids to figure out what it is. After putting the clues together, the Gumboot Kids discover that nature has marvellous stories to share if they’re willing to dig for it!
  • 2018
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019