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These are a collection of 75 exciting activities primarily aimed at Primary School, however, which can be enjoyed by everyone (and we welcome new suggestions).

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A Bird Spotting Guide (PDF)

A Bird Spotting Guide (PDF)

This activity is suitable for younger children.
Activity Birds
Autumn - Ready To Get Detecting

Autumn - Ready To Get Detecting

Here’s a spotter sheet for signs of Autumn - how many can you find?
Activity Autumn
Autumn Colouring In

Autumn Colouring In

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Colouring In Download

Autumn Colouring In Download

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Leaf Hunt

Autumn Leaf Hunt

Jock challenges you to an autumn leaf hunt! How may can you find? Here’s a handy spotter sheet.
Activity Autumn
Autumn Leaf Quiz

Autumn Leaf Quiz

Why not test yourself with this autumn leaf quiz!
Activity Autumn
Autumn Online Colouring

Autumn Online Colouring

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Online Jigsaws (1 of 3)

Autumn Online Jigsaws (1 of 3)

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Online Jigsaws (2 of 3)

Autumn Online Jigsaws (2 of 3)

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Online Jigsaws (3 of 3)

Autumn Online Jigsaws (3 of 3)

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Fancy an autumn scavenger hunt? This is also a bit of a puzzle
Activity Autumn
Autumn Tree Craft

Autumn Tree Craft

Autumn tree craft-celebrate autumn by creating this display of leaf prints, rubbings and collages
Activity Autumn
Bird and Butterfly Templates

Bird and Butterfly Templates

Activity Birds Indoor Activity Play

Bug Hunting at Home

Activity Minibeasts
Build Your Own Minibeast

Build Your Own Minibeast

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Butterfly Colouring In

Butterfly Colouring In

Activity Butterfly Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Butterfly Suncatcher

Butterfly Suncatcher

This is suitable for preschool children.
Activity Butterfly Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Changing Autumn Tree Plate

Changing Autumn Tree Plate

Make a colour changing autumn tree plate.
Activity Autumn
Colour Us In!

Colour Us In!

Activity Birds Indoor Activity
Conker Crafts and Activities

Conker Crafts and Activities

Make a conker worm, necklace, conker models, paint - even do some conker maths!
Activity Autumn
Don’t Throw Out Your Old Wellies!

Don’t Throw Out Your Old Wellies!

Don’t throw out your old wellies, plant some quirky containers, you could even grow sneaker salad in your old trainers!
Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Things That Grow
Family Beastie Drive

Family Beastie Drive

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Fancy A Game of Natural Noughts and Crosses?

Fancy A Game of Natural Noughts and Crosses?

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow Trees
Flower Seeds To Sow In August

Flower Seeds To Sow In August

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow
Flower Seeds To Sow In Summer

Flower Seeds To Sow In Summer

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Things That Grow
Forest and Land Scotland Autumn Activities

Forest and Land Scotland Autumn Activities

Forest and Land Scotland have loads of autumn activities.
Activity Autumn
Halloween Crafts and Activities

Halloween Crafts and Activities

This Halloween, the Woodland Trust put together our most ghoulish games and hair-raising adventures to ensure you have a spine-tingling time.
Activity Autumn
Have You Ever Made A Mandala?

Have You Ever Made A Mandala?

You find your ‘treasures’ in the woods and then use them to make a beautiful circle.
Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow
How to Draw a Spider

How to Draw a Spider

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts Spiders

How To Draw An Ant

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts

How To Make A Nature Journal

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How To Make A Potato Trap

How To Make A Potato Trap

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How To Make Acorn Owls

How To Make Acorn Owls

Acorn Owls by Helen Bird from Curly Birds
Activity Autumn Indoor Activity

How To Measure The Height of A Tree

Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Trees

How to Play Conkers By The Rules

Activity Autumn Video
How To Press Leaves

How To Press Leaves

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Hungry Birds Game (RSPB)

Hungry Birds Game (RSPB)

Activity Birds Play
Identify Trees With This Free Tree ID App

Identify Trees With This Free Tree ID App

What’s that tree? Free tree identifier app-download it to your phone before you go out on your walk.
Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow Trees
Jock's Nature Notebook

Jock's Nature Notebook

Activity
Jock’s Birds Bingo

Jock’s Birds Bingo

Have fun, and remember to make notes in your Nature Notebook and send us your photos!
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Jock o Bennachie Outdoor Activity
Jock’s Favourite Things That Grow Jigsaws

Jock’s Favourite Things That Grow Jigsaws

Activity Indoor Activity Jock o Bennachie Things That Grow Trees
Jock’s Minibeast Bingo

Jock’s Minibeast Bingo

Have fun, and remember to make notes in your Nature Notebook and send us your photos!
Activity Indoor Activity Jock o Bennachie Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Jock’s Plants Bingo

Jock’s Plants Bingo

Have fun, and remember to make notes in your Nature Notebook and send us your photos!
Activity Indoor Activity Jock o Bennachie Outdoor Activity Plants
Ladybird Colouring

Ladybird Colouring

Activity Ladybird Minibeasts
Ladybird Pebble Craft

Ladybird Pebble Craft

Activity Butterfly Minibeasts
Leaf Art

Leaf Art

The Woodland trust have 11 brilliant ideas for making great leaf art.
Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
Leaf Spotter Dial

Leaf Spotter Dial

Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Trees

Lifecycle of a Ladybird

Activity Ladybird
Make a Blackbird Mask

Make a Blackbird Mask

Activity Birds Make
Make A Bug Hotel

Make A Bug Hotel

Activity Minibeasts

Make A Butterfly Feeder

Activity Butterfly Indoor Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Make A Butterfly Feeder (Baby Budgeting)

Make A Butterfly Feeder (Baby Budgeting)

Activity Butterfly Indoor Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Make A Flock Of Fingers (RSPB)

Make A Flock Of Fingers (RSPB)

Activity Indoor Activity
Make a Paper Plate Spider Web

Make a Paper Plate Spider Web

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts Spiders
Make A Pine Cone Owl

Make A Pine Cone Owl

Autumn is the perfect season for nature crafting and children love being creative with pine cones, twigs, and bark to create Pine Cone Owls.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Things That Grow

Make a Pitfall Trap (Natural History Museum)

Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Make a Spider Headband

Make a Spider Headband

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts Spiders
Make An Autumn Insect Hotel

Make An Autumn Insect Hotel

Help Jock's minibeast pals make it through winter by giving them a cosy home!
Activity Autumn Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Make Your Garden Bee Friendly

Make Your Garden Bee Friendly

Activity Bees Minibeasts Outdoor Activity Pollinators
Make Your Own Bird Bath

Make Your Own Bird Bath

Instructions from the Dundee Science Centre web site.
Activity Birds Make
Make Your Own Bird Bath (Bailies)

Make Your Own Bird Bath (Bailies)

Activity Birds Indoor Activity
Make Your Own Bird Feeder (BBC)

Make Your Own Bird Feeder (BBC)

Open your own bird café and make a bird feeder. Sit back and enjoy spotting the birds coming for a free lunch!
Activity Birds Make
Make Your Own Bird Feeder (RSPB)

Make Your Own Bird Feeder (RSPB)

Open your own bird café and make a bird feeder. Sit back and enjoy spotting the birds coming for a free lunch!
Activity Birds Make Outdoor Activity
Make Your Own Wind Chimes With Sticks

Make Your Own Wind Chimes With Sticks

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow Trees
Mini Grass Houses for Kids

Mini Grass Houses for Kids

Activity Indoor Activity Plants Things That Grow
Minibeast Activities and Crafts

Minibeast Activities and Crafts

Activity Butterfly Indoor Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Minibeast Adventure with Jess Theme Song (CBBC)

Minibeast Adventure with Jess Theme Song (CBBC)

Activity Minibeasts
Minibeast Count and Colour

Minibeast Count and Colour

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Minibeast Hunt

Minibeast Hunt

Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Minibeast Hunt – Top Tips for Finding Bugs

Minibeast Hunt – Top Tips for Finding Bugs

Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity
Minibeast Spotter Sheet

Minibeast Spotter Sheet

Activity Bees Butterfly Minibeasts Outdoor Activity Snails Spiders

Nature Inspired Poetry

Activity Things That Grow
Paper Dot Bird (BBC)

Paper Dot Bird (BBC)

Find out how to make your very own paper dot bird.
Activity Indoor Activity
Snails Have Teeth! (CBBC)

Snails Have Teeth! (CBBC)

Join Jess for an amazing snail adventure!
Activity Minibeasts
Sort the Bugs

Sort the Bugs

Activity Minibeasts
Spiders in Your Home

Spiders in Your Home

Learn more about spider in your home at the Natural History Museum web site.
Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts Outdoor Activity Spiders
Spot and Collect Your Own Virtual Minibeasts

Spot and Collect Your Own Virtual Minibeasts

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Vegetable Seeds To Sow In July

Vegetable Seeds To Sow In July

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Trees
Weave A Sculpture From A Twig

Weave A Sculpture From A Twig

Used a forked twig or small branch fom your Autumn walk and make your own unique sculpture.
Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow Trees

What Is A Minibeast? (Primary Biology)

Activity Minibeasts
Winter Vegetable Crops To Sow In August

Winter Vegetable Crops To Sow In August

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow
Woodpecker Jigsaw

Woodpecker Jigsaw

Try this online Woodpecker jigsaw.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Play
Wren Jigsaw

Wren Jigsaw

Try this online Wren jigsaw.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity
Forest Snapdragon

Forest Snapdragon

Make this simple paper game to learn more about the forest.
Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow

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