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Our library of 206 resources (which are aimed at Primary School children) has grown rapidly, and we welcome new suggestions.

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10 Facts About Honey Bees!

10 Facts About Honey Bees!

Learn some fun facts about honey bees from the National Geographic Kids web site.
Bees Minibeasts
A Bird Spotting Guide (PDF)

A Bird Spotting Guide (PDF)

This activity is suitable for younger children.
Activity Birds
A Day In The Life Of A Mountain Rescuer

A Day In The Life Of A Mountain Rescuer

Watch the BBC Newsround video to learn more about Naomi and the details of her life in the mountains.
Video Watch Winter

A Year In The Life Of A Horse Chestnut Tree

Autumn Trees Video Watch

A Year in the Life of a Rowan Tree

Learn more about the Rowan tree.
Things That Grow Trees Watch

Acorn Seedling Time Lapse Over 8 Months

Plants Things That Grow Trees Watch

Adult White Hare In Snow

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

All About Butterflies

Insects Video Watch

An Introduction to the Tawny Owl

Birds Video Watch Winter

Animal Tracking from Prints

Video Watch Winter
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 in the UK

Autumn Video Watch
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 Jigsaws
Autumn Online Jigsaws (2 of 3)

Autumn Online Jigsaws (2 of 3)

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

Autumn Online Jigsaws (3 of 3)

Activity Autumn Indoor Activity Jigsaws
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

Badger

Video Watch Winter

Badger - Mum with 3 Cubs

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Badger (January 2019)

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Badger - Mum with 3 Cubs

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Badger - Mum with 3 Cubs

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter
Badger Grid

Badger Grid

Activity Indoor Activity Winter
Badger Maze

Badger Maze

Activity Indoor Activity Winter

Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife Survey

We have a team of volunteers monitoring wildlife cameras on and around Bennachie Aberdeenshire, our survey is supported by players of the Postcode Lottery.
Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch

Bats - Echolocation

Bats

Bees for Kids

Bees Insects
Bird and Butterfly Templates

Bird and Butterfly Templates

Activity Birds Indoor Activity Play

Bird Beaks - What do Birds Eat?

Autumn Birds Video Watch

Birds - Cartoon Fun Facts

Birds Watch
Birds - List of Live Webcams

Birds - List of Live Webcams

These webcams show what’s happening live, but remember some of what you see might be upsetting.
Birds
Blackbird Jigsaw

Blackbird Jigsaw

Try this online Blackbird jigsaw.
Jigsaws Play

British Garden Birds - Waxwings

Autumn Birds Video Watch

Bug Hunting at Home

Activity Minibeasts
Build Your Own Minibeast

Build Your Own Minibeast

Activity Indoor Activity Minibeasts
Bumblebee ID Guide

Bumblebee ID Guide

Bees Minibeasts
Butterflies of North East Scotland - An Identification Guide

Butterflies of North East Scotland - An Identification Guide

Butterfly Minibeasts

Butterflies, Moths and their Caterpillars

Insects
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
Buzzard Jigsaw

Buzzard Jigsaw

Try this online Buzzard jigsaw.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Jigsaws Play

Caledonian Pine Forrest

Things That Grow Trees
Changing Autumn Tree Plate

Changing Autumn Tree Plate

Make a colour changing autumn tree plate.
Activity Autumn
Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

How many of these can you find on a Christmas scavenger hunt?
Activity Outdoor Activity Winter
Colour Us In!

Colour Us In!

Activity Birds Indoor Activity
Conifer Cone Identifying Skills!

Conifer Cone Identifying Skills!

Impress your adults with your conifer cone identifying skills!
Activity Trees Winter
Conker Crafts and Activities

Conker Crafts and Activities

Make a conker worm, necklace, conker models, paint - even do some conker maths!
Activity Autumn
Deer - Colouring In

Deer - Colouring In

Activity Indoor Activity Winter
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
Feather Frenzy (RSPB)

Feather Frenzy (RSPB)

Birds Play

Female Barn Owl Regurgitates Pellet

Birds Watch

Flight: The Genius of Birds - Feathers

Birds Watch
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

Fox Sounds Fox Pictures The Sound A Fox Makes Animal Sounds

Video Watch Winter
Free Tree Identification App

Free Tree Identification App

Here’s a great free tree identification app
Activity Trees Winter
Frozen Sun Catchers

Frozen Sun Catchers

Activity Winter
Fun Ant Facts for Kids (Easy Science for Kids)

Fun Ant Facts for Kids (Easy Science for Kids)

Ants Minibeasts
Get Sett - Test Your Knowledge of Badgers

Get Sett - Test Your Knowledge of Badgers

Activity Indoor Activity Quiz Winter

Giant Swarm of Midges

Insects Minibeasts

Great Spotted Woodpeckers Nest

Birds Watch
Grow Flowers for Butterflies

Grow Flowers for Butterflies

Activity Butterfly
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
Hibernate or Hibernot?

Hibernate or Hibernot?

Activity Winter

How Are Seeds Spread?

Plants Things That Grow

How Do Birds Fly?

Watch

How Do Insects Fly?

Minibeasts

How Do Trees Grow?

Things That Grow Trees

How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Minibeasts

How Spiders Make Webs

Minibeasts Spiders

How To Clean A Bird Feeder

Autumn Ladybird Video Watch
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 Identify Conifer Needles

How to Identify Conifer Needles

Activity Trees Winter
How To Make A Bat Box

How To Make A Bat Box

How to make a bat box. You must to this with an adult! In return for giving them a safe place to roost, the bats will reward you by munching the midgies!
Activity Winter

How To Make A Nature Journal

Activity
How To Make A Potato Trap

How To Make A Potato Trap

Learn how to make your very own potato trap.
Activity
How To Make Acorn Owls

How To Make Acorn Owls

Acorn Owls by Helen Bird from Curly Birds
Activity Autumn Indoor Activity
How To Make Garden Wind Chimes

How To Make Garden Wind Chimes

Activity Winter

How To Measure The Height of A Tree

Activity Outdoor Activity Plants Trees

How to Play Conkers by the Official International Rules

Autumn Trees Video Watch

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
Ice Decorations

Ice Decorations

Activity Winter
Identify a Butterfly (Butterfly Conservation)

Identify a Butterfly (Butterfly Conservation)

Insects
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

Identifying Badger Tracks

Video Watch Winter
Identifying Trees In Winter

Identifying Trees In Winter

Great quiz to help your deciduous ( broad leafed) trees identification skills!
Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Quiz Winter

Jock and the Monks

Jock o Bennachie

Jock's Autumn Party

Autumn Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch
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 Jigsaws 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

King of the Birds

Birds Jock o Bennachie
Ladybird Colouring

Ladybird Colouring

Activity Ladybird Minibeasts
Ladybird Pebble Craft

Ladybird Pebble Craft

Activity Butterfly Minibeasts

Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Insects
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

Lifecycle of Plants

Plants Things That Grow

Live Osprey Nest Cam - Loch Arkaig - Woodland Trust

This webcam show what’s happening live, but remember some of what you see might be upsetting.
Birds Watch
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 Penguin Bookmark Corner

Make A Penguin Bookmark Corner

Activity Winter
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 An Origami Daffodil

Plants Things That Grow
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 Natural Christmas Decorations

Make Your Own Natural Christmas Decorations

Why not have a family forage for natural Christmas decorations? Note: needs an adult to be involved!
Activity Winter
Make Your Own Wind Chimes With Sticks

Make Your Own Wind Chimes With Sticks

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow Trees
Make Your Own Woodland Theatre

Make Your Own Woodland Theatre

Make your own woodland theatre, and lots more winter activities from the Woodland Trust
Activity Winter
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

Minibeast Spotter

Look for bugs when you’re out and about and find out fantastic facts about them. Best played on a handheld device such as a mobile phone or tablet.
Activity Minibeasts
Minibeast Spotter Sheet

Minibeast Spotter Sheet

Activity Bees Butterfly Minibeasts Outdoor Activity Snails Spiders
My Wild Winter - Activity Guide

My Wild Winter - Activity Guide

Enjoy the large range of activities from the Wildlife Trust collection of activities.
Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Winter

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

Pine Cone Crafts

Watch this video with 5 brilliant pine cone craft ideas.
Autumn Indoor Activity Video

Pine Marten, Cairngorms - Speyside Wildlife Hide

Video Watch Winter
Plant App

Plant App

Jigsaws Plants Things That Grow

Robin Singing For The Autumn Territory

Autumn Birds Video Watch

Scotland's Big 5 - Red Deer

Video Watch

Slo-Mo Footage of a Bumble Bee Dislodging Pollen

Plants Pollinators Things That Grow
Snails Have Teeth! (CBBC)

Snails Have Teeth! (CBBC)

Join Jess for an amazing snail adventure!
Activity Minibeasts

Snails, Slugs and Slime

Minibeasts Snails

Solstice: The Earth Is Reaching The Turning Point

Video Watch Winter
Sort the Bugs

Sort the Bugs

Activity Minibeasts

Spider Web Construction In Slow Motion

Minibeasts Spiders

Spiders - Animals For Kids

Minibeasts Spiders
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

Story of Flowers (Animation)

Plants Things That Grow

Tawny Owl Call - Three Different Calls

Birds Video Watch Winter

The British Winter | BBC Teach

Video Watch Winter

The Mountain Hare

Video Watch Winter

Thousands Of Pink Footed Geese Over Fife

Video Watch

Tulip Growing - 22 Day Time Lapse

Plants Things That Grow
Twit Twoo

Twit Twoo

Colour in and cut out this fab owl mask.
Activity Winter

Two Adult White Hares

Video Watch Winter
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 are Minibeasts?

What are Minibeasts?

Minibeasts
What are Minibeasts? (The School Run)

What are Minibeasts? (The School Run)

Indoor Activity Minibeasts

What Are Plants

Plants Things That Grow

What Are The Parts Of A Plant?

Plants Things That Grow
What Do Minibeasts Eat?

What Do Minibeasts Eat?

What Do Plants Need To Survive?

Plants Things That Grow

What Is A Minibeast? (Primary Biology)

Activity Minibeasts
What Is A Minibeast? And Other Bug Facts

What Is A Minibeast? And Other Bug Facts

What Type Of Bird Are You? (CBBC)

What Type Of Bird Are You? (CBBC)

If you were a bird, what bird would you be?
Birds Play
Where Do Minibeasts Live?

Where Do Minibeasts Live?

Activity Minibeasts
Which Cairngorms Animal Are You?

Which Cairngorms Animal Are You?

Activity Winter
Which Garden Bird Are You?

Which Garden Bird Are You?

Activity Quiz Winter
Which Winter Animal Are You?

Which Winter Animal Are You?

Explorer this Winter Watch resource from the BBC based in Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.
Activity Indoor Activity Winter

Whooper Swans - Singing, Dancing and Flying Birds

Why Are Bees So Important? (BBC)

Why Are Bees So Important? (BBC)

Bees Minibeasts

Why Are Insects Important?

Insects Minibeasts

Why is Bird Poop White?

Learn the answer to why bird poop is white!
Birds Watch
Wild Bees of Scotland

Wild Bees of Scotland

Bees Minibeasts

Wildcat (February 2019)

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Wildcat February 2019a

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Wildcat February 2019b

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter

Wildcat May 2019a

Bailies of Bennachie Video Watch Winter
Wildflower Spotting Sheet for August

Wildflower Spotting Sheet for August

Plants Things That Grow Wildflowers
Wildflower Spotting Sheet for July

Wildflower Spotting Sheet for July

Plants Things That Grow
Winter - Dot To Dot

Winter - Dot To Dot

Can you complete this Winter join the dots?
Activity Indoor Activity Winter
Winter Fox - Jigsaw

Winter Fox - Jigsaw

Activity Jigsaws Winter
Winter Painted Rocks

Winter Painted Rocks

Brighten up your winter garden with some painted rocks!
Activity Winter
Winter Scavenger Hunt

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Wrap up warm for a winter scavenger hunt and make a walk great fun!
Activity Outdoor Activity Winter
Winter Stag - Jigsaw

Winter Stag - Jigsaw

Can you complete this winter Stag jigsaw?
Activity Jigsaws Winter
Winter Vegetable Crops To Sow In August

Winter Vegetable Crops To Sow In August

Activity Indoor Activity Outdoor Activity Things That Grow
Wood Ant Activity Pack

Wood Ant Activity Pack

Activity

Wood Ant Nest in the Scottish Highlands

Insects
Woodpecker Jigsaw

Woodpecker Jigsaw

Try this online Woodpecker jigsaw.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Jigsaws Play

World Environment Day 2020

Learn more about World Environment Day 2020.
Video Watch

Wren Bird Singing

Listen to Wren bird song.
Birds Watch
Wren Jigsaw

Wren Jigsaw

Try this online Wren jigsaw.
Activity Birds Indoor Activity Jigsaws
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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