Where Do We Live?

Making A Caterpillar Mobile

Reuse plastic bottles that you have in your home by making a caterpillar mobile.

Caterpillar mobile

Pet Pebbles and their Homes

During lockdown, we are spending a lot of time at home. This resource helps us to think about what the word ‘home’ means to us. In this activity, create your own ‘pet’ from a pebble and then create a suitable home for it outside.

Pebble Pet and their Homes Activity Sheet

Create A Map Of Where You Live

Now that we’re spending extra time at home it’s a chance to think about the things we love, where we live and maybe some things we haven’t noticed before. This PowerPoint helps you to think about your local area and create a map showing the places you pass on your daily walk.

Where Do We Live? PowePoint pdf

Where Do We Live? English Voiceover

Where Do We Live? Urdu Voiceover

#iwill Chatterbox

Nature is full of sights, sounds and smells for us to enjoy. What weird and wonderful things can you discover about the natural world around you?

Use this resource to look at, listen and smell nature whilst out on your daily walk. All you have to do is print off the chatterbox and follow our step by step instructions!

iwill Chatterbox

Make A Nature ChatterBox Instruction Guide

Building a Bug Bedroom

Creating a bug bedroom for creatures great and small is fantastic for the environment. Making safe spaces for wildlife to shelter can encourage biodiversity and is also a fun way to pass the time. Click below for step by step instructions!

Making A Bug Bedroom

Making A Bug Bedroom Powerpoint

Making A Bug Bedroom Powerpoint PDF version

Making A Bug Bedroom Instruction Handout PDF version

Walking Bingo

Here’s a game we’ve called Walking Bingo that you can play whilst out on your daily exercise with a grown up. Stay connected to our beautiful world and see how many of these fun things you can spot.

Walking Bingo

Walking Bingo pdf

Nature Treasure Hunt

Create your own nature treasure hunt! If you’ve had a go at our Walking Bingo now go on to draw your own.  All you have to do is draw 10 things that you would like to spot on your daily trip out of the house and see how many you can find. Or make a record of the things you have seen. One of our friends at the Pears Foundation sent us through an example a family sent her. Take and look and be inspired. We love the things the children had noted – a person with a shopping bag sounds familiar to us all just now.

Nature Treasure Hunt

Make a Bird Feeder

Ever wondered what to do with your old milk cartons? Why not follow our simple step by step instructions showing you how to reuse household items to make a birdfeeder. It’s a brilliant activity to do with your children that is both fun and eco-friendly.

Making A Birdfeeder

Making A Birdfeeder PowerPoint (English Voice-over)

Making A Birdfeeder PowerPoint (Urdu Voice-over)

Windowsill Shadow Art

Try this windowsill art activity whilst staying indoors. It’s so creative and completely up to you what you draw.

Windowsill Art

Map Of Good Memories

Certain places can become extra special because of the experiences we have there and the people we visit these places with. Why not create a map of your good memories?

Map Of Good Memories

Live Zoo Streaming

Just because the zoos are closed doesn’t mean we can’t see the beautiful animals in our world. Zoos have opened their doors to virtual visitors! You can see waddling penguins, roaming tigers and bamboo-eating pandas from the comfort of your own home. Simply click on the links below to watch the live streams.

Panda Cam                       Tiger Cam

Penguin Cam                   Koala Cam

Live Space Stream

See the earth from space using NASA’s live stream. If you’re interested in science and the solar system then this is definitely for you.

Earth Live Stream

 

A Nature Rainbow

Beautiful rainbows are popping up everywhere to raise spirits and make us smile. Here’s an inventive way to create your own rainbow whilst out on your daily walk.

Nature Rainbow

Credit: Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery

Sir David Attenborough Box Sets

Staying indoors doesn’t mean we can’t still connect with nature. There are so many fascinating wildlife documentaries to watch on BBC iPlayer. Simply click on the link below and be transported to a myriad of all over the world.

Sir David Attenborough Box Sets

Credit: Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery

Where in the world?

How far has that tin of beans travelled to reach your kitchen cupboard? Where was that pen made? This quick activity encourages children to explore where in the world the items in their home come from. Interesting in itself and great for stimulating geographical knowledge and conversations.

Where in the World

View from a Window

Sometimes we are so busy that we forget to notice all the interesting things that are just outside our window. In this activity, children draw the view from a window in their home, thinking carefully about the detail that is outside. Download the PowerPoint or activity sheet.

View from a Window PowerPoint

View from a Window Powerpoint PDF version

View from a Window Activity Sheet

Be A Woodland Trust Detective

This is a wonderful resource created by the Woodland Trust.  It’s full of activities for all ages that you can do on your daily walk. Why not join in and become a leaf, twig and spring spotter!

Nature Detective

Credit: The Woodlands Trust

Wildlife Yoga

Help your children with their daily fitness activity by trying out some of these ‘wild’ yoga poses by The Wildlife Trusts.

Wildlife Yoga

Credit: The Wildlife Trusts

Wild Art

Have a look at what natural materials you can find when on your daily walk and use them to make a piece of ‘Wild Art.’  You might choose to create a house out of twigs or a self-portrait using leaves and flowers. As long as you have your imagination the possibilities are endless.

Wild Art 

Credit: National Trust

 

Earth Day 2020 - Wednesday 22nd April

Earth Day 2020 may have passed, but it’s never too late to show your support in creating a greener, cleaner and brighter future! You can make a green heart and display it in your window. There are so many different ways to make your hearts. Click on the resources below to give you a helping hand.

Making  a green heart with natural materials 

Making a green heart with recycled materials

These resources has been inspired by The Climate Coalition