Wild kids

Wild Kids

Children playing, Helena Dolby for Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Engage the family with nature from home!

In the next few months things will be a little different across the UK, but that doesn't mean we can't connect with nature.  It is proven that a daily dose of nature improves your mental health, so we've got a few hints and tips of ways you can get wild at home.

Our team has been busy preparing videos and downloadable resources that we will be sharing with you over the coming weeks. Keep following this space for themed book readings, crafts and outside activities all designed to bring you and your family closer to nature!

Nature Tots

The activities have been planned with under 5’s (Early Year Foundation Stage - EYFS) in mind but may also be easily adapted to be appropriate for Key Stage 1 and other ages too.

During these uncertain times and whilst our face to face sessions cannot take place, we are working with our partners, Severn Trent to provide our online activities for free. This has been made possible due to funding from Tesco.

Garden Birds

If you look out of a window for a few minutes, you will most likely spot a bird. Birds are fantastic to watch through a window or in your garden as they are less shy than other animals and still active in winter. Use our curriculum linked resources to identify the birds you see, become a bird detective, learn how to help them and so much more.

Get crafty!

We've got some perfect activities for you to do indoors too!  Why not create your own cutlery pouch or make a pond themed tasty jelly treat?  Take a look at our activity sheets below to keep you busy!

Wildlife Watch Youtube!

Each Wednesday, Wildlife Watch will be updating their YouTube with a new wild video full of new ideas to keep you engage with nature. 

Head to our channel

Activities & Quizzes

Poodunnit? Can you guess who the poo belongs too?

Spot the minibeasts! What can you find on your daily walk and in the garden?

Learn how to identify bees!

Make your own Elderflower Fritters!

Try your hand at rock rubbing!

Build your own beaver dam!

Can you support us?

In these challenging times our work will still continue to defend wildlife in Derbyshire.

Blue tit, Sharon Dale via Flickr

Fox, Jamie Hall