Activities for children

Activities for children

Plastic wormery (c) Holly Jones

Stay at home...love wildlife where you live

We all know how difficult it is to keep children busy and engaged, especially when we are restricted to our own homes. 

Over the next few weeks we will be updating this page with activities for children, indoors and outdoors to help them discover wildlife on your own patch. 

As well as including children in gardening activities, The Wildlife Watch website (our junior branch) has loads of indoor and outdoor ideas to keep little ones entertained. Head to their website to learn more about your favourite plants and animals, download spotter sheets and play online games.

We have put a few downloadable activity sheets below:

Egg carton creature

How to make a pooter

Make a bottle basking shark

Make a bottle basking shark

How to make a bird hide

How to make a bird hide

Build a hibernaculum

Build a hibernaculum

Make a footprint trap

Make a footprint trap

How to make natural dyes

How to make natural dyes

Make a butterfly painting

How to make a tumble trap

How to make a tumble trap

Mark and recapture snails

Mark and recapture snails

Make a mini wildlife pond

Make a mini wildlife pond

Make a wormery

Make a wormery

Make a small mammal tunnel

Make a small mammal tunnel

Make an egg carton creature

Make an egg carton creature

Make a treasure chest

Make a treasure chest

Garden wildlife identification guides

Identify a bee

Gardening for wildlife

Find out more about identifying and helping wildlife in your garden.

Click here for activities!

Terry Whittaker/2020Vision