Favourite How? – Collect sticks, large leaves and logs, and make your own music band.  Do different items make different sounds?  Try – Making up a beat and seeing if your friends/family can copy and play it back to you.… Read More

Favourite How? – Use sticks and leaves to create a secret path for your family/friends to follow.  Can they follow your trail to the end? Try – Making footprint tracks to be followed – you could always draw them in the mud with a stick if you need to.… Read More

Favourite How? – Collect different natural materials and mix them in a cup – give them a good mix each time you put something in by using a strong stirring stick.  If yours doesn’t smell very much, add a drop of water and see if that makes a difference. Try – Have a competition to… Read More

Favourite How? – Can you spot any signs of animals?  Keep an eye out for spiders webs, feathers, holes, nests, nibbled things and footprints.          Try – Have a go at minibeast hunting – look under leaves, in the cracks on the trees and under logs for creepy crawlies hiding in the dark. … Read More

Favourite How? – Look around the park or woodland, choose a tree as the base for your den.  This could be a large straight trunk, or a tree with a strong low branch at an angle.              Gather different sized sticks together and lean them against the tree trunk or… Read More

Favourite How? – Find some mud and make smiley faces on the trees.  You could decorate them with seeds, leaves, feathers, etc. Try – If it is too dry and there isn’t any mud, use some air drying clay instead. Watch our video where Carolyn shows you how to make your own funny muddy faces! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMlsAWlAu_Y  Note:… Read More

Favourite How?  Collect 5 different types of natural items (e.g. something round, something soft, something brown, something long, something smooth, etc.).  Have you all collected the same things? Try – Once you have your collection, try and turn your items into the shape of an animal. Note: this activity can be done all year round!… Read More

Favourite How? – When you’re playing in the park or in the playground, spot an object in the distance such as a tree or swing. Run to the object, tag it and run back again. Try – Have a competition to see who can get there and back again the fastest.… Read More

Favourite How? – Look for shapes in the world around you. Try to spot a square, circle, triangle and rectangle. Windows, doors, roundabouts, roofs, wheels and drains are all good things to spot. Try – Draw the shapes on a piece of paper before you set off. Tick the shapes off as you find them.… Read More

Favourite How? – Secretly pick up a small object and hide it in your hands. Everyone takes it in turns to guess what you’re hiding. Try – Try asking questions like ‘is it green?’ or ‘is it soft?’ to work out what the object is. Did you know? – Squirrels and jays like to hide… Read More