Eco & Nature
Follow @EcoSchoolsWales on Twitter to see their weekly #EcoSchoolsAtHome theme. https://www.facebook.com/Eco-Schools-Wales-Eco-Sgolion-Cymru126253670720592/
Emma at Beach academy has created printable home learning resources and activities for families to stay connected to the coast. With home learning and Facebook learning, offering families of children aged 3-11 a day at the beach, from home, in response to social distancing.
There are loads of great ideas and resources to help kids and families connect with nature, with some simple activities they can do at home. In the “Fun and Learning” area there is a section for children that gives step by step guides to make bird feeders and “Spot it” sheets. There are also interactive games, stories and competitions. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-andactivities/activities/
Wildlife Trust The focus on this website is looking after yourself and nature, and has lots of activities and ideas for all ages, whether they are indoors or in the garden. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/kids-and-families
“While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas to keep your kids learning new skills and having fun.” There are inclusive and accessible activities suitable for all age groups 6- 8yrs (Beavers), 8-10yrs (Cubs) and 10-14yrs (Scouts). There are clear instructions including some videos and the equipment required is mostly available around the house or in the garden. Some examples include: Beavers & Cubs – Lolly stick catapults / Leaf animals / Book marks / Tiny bug rafts / Snap happy (camera) / Creating a tornado. Scouts – Origami / creating a diary / Switch off challenge.
National Children’s Gardening Week A range of activities related to nature and gardening.
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Free online curriculum-linked science resources for the family at home. These will inspire your children to connect with the natural world. https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/home-learning-and-familyfun
Young People’s Trust for the Environment Online resources to encourage and improve young people's understanding of the environment.
Earthwatch ‘Wild Days’
Resources created especially to help you spot the wildlife on your doorstep
Free activity ideas: https://www.wild-days.org/more-ways-to-stay-wild
Bundles with a cost: https://www.wild-days.org/
The Woodland Trust
A range of ideas, resources and activities for young people to enjoy. http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities
Download your own Tree Explorer activity pack to learn all about forests, and the role Forest England play in caring for them. Some activities can be completed individually or as a family.