Den Building

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 branch.  Remember, only use sticks that are already on the floor – do not break off branches from the trees as they are living things and provide homes and food for many animals.  Carefully take your den down once you’re done with it, as when playing outside the only things you should leave behind are your footprints.

Try – Finding some leaves or moss to make cushions or a bed, or to camouflage your den.  Logs make great seats too!

     

Watch our video where Carolyn shows you how to build your own den! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1NmDHFsiP0&t=1s

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