Where Do We Live?
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.
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 Caterpillar Mobile
Reuse plastic bottles that you have in your home by making a 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.
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!
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!
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.
Windowsill Shadow Art
Try this windowsill art activity whilst staying indoors. It’s so creative and completely up to you what you draw.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Credit: The Woodlands Trust
Help your children with their daily fitness activity by trying out some of these ‘wild’ yoga poses by The Wildlife Trusts.
Credit: The Wildlife Trusts
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.
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.
These resources has been inspired by The Climate Coalition