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Wildlife gardening activities for kids

If you’re looking for some fun nature related activities to do with your kids whilst we’re stuck indoors, look no further! We’ve assembled loads of wildlife gardening and nature activities that you can do in your garden or indoors. Choose one of the activities below to get started, and don’t forget to share photos of your work with us on social media.

We will be adding to this page over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back for more fun things you can do whilst you’re stuck at home!

Hedgehog with open mouth

Step 1: Pick an activity

Click on one of the activities below to find out how to provide food and habitats for the wildlife in your garden, get crafty or discover more about wildlife. Once you’ve completed an activity, don’t forget to return to Step 2 on this page to share your photos with us!

An egg box bird feeder filled with bird seed

This is a quick and easy way to recycle old egg boxes into an instant bird feeder!

Time needed: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy!
Garden needed? Yes

Bug Hotel

Bugs love dark places to hide, feed and breed. Have a go at making a bug hotel and send us a photo when you’ve finished!

Time needed: 1 day
Difficulty: Moderate
Garden needed? Yes

A shadow on the ground with an outline around it

Fun activities to do with pre-schoolers inside and outside!

Time needed: Varied
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? Varied

Bird seed cake

Birds love this bird seed cake, so have a go at making some and don’t forget to share your photos with us afterwards!

Time needed: 2 hours + overnight setting time
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? Yes (unless you want to give it as a gift!)

Bird in nest craft project

Get crafty with this cute baby bird in a nest!

Time needed: Up to an hour
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? No

Hedgehog in a hedgehog feeding station

Hedgehogs need your help! Have a go at these easy steps to make your garden hedgehog friendly.

Time needed: 1-2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? Yes

Some people with nets around a pond

Discover all the weird and wonderful creatures that live in your garden pond!

Time needed: 1-2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? Yes

Seed paper

Seed paper is easy to make, looks gorgeous and best of all it flowers when you plant it!

Time needed: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Garden needed? No

3 colourful paper flowers in pots

Make your own colourful wildflower display

Time needed: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? No

Hawthorn shield bug on a stem

Record a virtual tour of your garden and share it with us on social media

Time needed: Up to an hour
Difficulty: Easy
Garden needed? Yes

Spider on web with eggs

Our round up of the best wildlife related activities from across the web

Time needed: Varied
Difficulty: Varied
Garden needed? Varied

Peacock butterfly in a wildlife garden

Step 2: Take a photo

Once you’ve completed one of the activities, take a photo to share what you’ve made or discovered. Your photo could be of your egg box bird feeder, your bug hotel or the bird seed cake you made. It could be a photo of your shadow drawing or the bird in a nest you decorated. You might even manage to get a snap of a bird on your feeder, some creepy crawlies in your bug hotel or some flowers in your garden!

You don’t need a fancy camera to take the photo – a mobile phone will do the trick. Just be creative and get snapping!

Step 3: Tell us about your photo

Once you have your photos, write a short story about what you chose to do in your garden and why you did it. Tell us if you’ve seen any wildlife, or share any stories about what happened. A couple of sentences will do.

Wren with open beak
Spider on web with eggs

Step 4: Share your work!

Share your photo and story with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or get in touch and we’ll share it for you!

 

If you’d like to collaborate with us or add a wildlife gardening related activity to this page, we’d love to hear from you. Just get in touch!

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