Nature Activities

WoodlandTrust.org.uk have published 10 fun nature activities for kids in isolation.


1. Go on a minibeast hunt

Spring is well and truly kicking in now, and the warmer weather will bring lots of creepy crawlies out. So get your kids out in the fresh air and take a closer look at your garden. You'll soon notice it's teeming with wildlife! Can you find...

  • a worm after a spring shower

  • a bumblebee looking for nectar

  • a spotty ladybird exploring the grass

  • a slimy snail in a dark damp spot

  • a butterfly basking in the sunshine?


2. Make a loo roll bird feeder

This is messy fun kids will love to get stuck into. And it will help them learn about the birds in your neighbourhood.

You can make this simple feeder with items you probably already have at home:

  1. Smother a cardboard tube in peanut butter (no added salt and sugar versions are suitable for birds).

  2. Roll it in bird seed and thread some string through the hole.

  3. Tie it up in your garden where birds will feel safe eating.

How many garden birds will you spot? Take a look at our blog to help you and your children identify them.

Check out the rest at their website:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/