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Kids nature activities

We love nature, because when we take care of nature, we take care of our water too!

Whilst we’re all spending a little more time indoors recently, it’s really important we take some time to go outside and enjoy nature.  

Whether it’s bug hunting in your garden or a walk wildlife spotting, just being in nature is great for your kids health and wellbeing and encourages them to nurture wildlife too!

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing some fun activities you can do with your little ones. From making a bug house to cracking secret codes, whatever kind of outdoor space you have nearby, we’ve got something for them to enjoy and learn.

Each week we'll have a new theme, so keep an eye out on our facebook pages to see when the next ones are available!

Our activities are suitable for KS1 (ages 5-7) and KS2 (ages 7-11). You can complete them online or print them.

The theme of this week is: Plants and flowers

Flower wordsearch

Search for the names of the flowers in our flower wordsearch and learn about the best time to water them.

Subjects covered: English

Ages 6+

Name the plant part

Can you name all the parts of a plant/flower? Give it a go, it's fun to learn!

Subjects covered: Science

Ages 6+

Plant print art

Plant leaves can make beautiful prints. Find lots of different shapes leaves next time you're outdoors and have a go at plant printing!

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 5+

Plant lifecycle

Learn about the lifecycle of a plant by placing the correct words in each paragraph.

Subjects covered: Science

Ages 7+

What plants need to grow

Do you know all the things that are needed to make a plant grow? Have a go at picking the right things from the images.

Subjects covered: Science  

Ages 5+

Make a bottle planter

Make your own self-watering bottle planter by recycling an old plastic bottle.  

Subjects covered: Science

Ages 6+
Adult supervision required

Flower pressing

Make someone smile by making them a beautiful and one of a kind greeting card using the art of flower pressing!

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 7+

Wildflower colouring

Wildflowers are beautiful and great for attracting insects like bees and butterflies. Colour your own wildflower garden page with bright and beautiful colours and display it at home!

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 5+

Identity the tree

Link the tree name to the leaf and find them in out in nature

Subject: Science

Age 8+

Leaf rubbing

Leaves come many wonderful shapes, colours and patterns which is why they make such great art too! 

Subjects: Art

Ages 5+

 

Name the tree part

Can you name the different parts of a tree?

Subject: Science

Age 5+  

Tree life cycle

Learn about the year in the life of a tree. Complete the sentences by finding the missing word

Subject: English

Age 7+

Make a leaf mask

These masks are super fun to make!

Subject: Art

Age 5+ (with adult supervision)  

Tree themed poems

Have a go at writing your own tree themed poem

Subject: English

Ages 8+

Fallen leaf and petal art

Collect fallen leaves and petals to make some amazing art!

Subject: Art

Age 5+

Tree rubbings and scrap book

Have a go at tree bark rubbings and start a tree scrap book

Subjects: Art

Age 5+

Animal sums

Have a go at working out these animal sums.  

Subjects covered: Maths

Ages 7+

Fun animal facts

Test your animal knowledge by choosing which words complete the sentences.

Subjects covered: Science and English

Ages 8+

Animal groups

Match up the animals to the groups they belong in.

Subjects covered: Science  

Ages 8+

Pebble painting

Get creative in nature, find a stone or pebble and paint it to look like your favourite insect or flower.

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 5+

Secret code

Use the first letter of each of the pictures to spell out the secret sentence.

Subjects covered: English

Ages 5+

Make your own bug house

Create a home for the bugs in your garden by building them a bug house! This ones super fun to do.

Subjects covered: Art and Science  

Ages 5+

Picture mash

Mash the pictures together to form a compound word!

Subjects covered: English

Ages 5+

Match the footprint

Match the footprints to the names of the animals using the clues to help you.

Subjects covered: Science  

Ages 5+