Half-Term Activities With the Woodland Trust

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As the half-term holidays get closer, you might be scratching your head for things to keep the little ones entertained. Luckily, we have just the thing!  We’ve teamed up with the Woodland Trust⁠ to bring you plenty of ideas for keeping everyone active and enjoying the great outdoors.

Have any more ideas to add? Let us know in the comments!

1. Make a minibeast mask

If your little one is feeling mischievous or is fascinated by bugs and creepy crawlies, this fun craft will keep them both entertained and learning all about wildlife.

Cut a paper plate in half, or cut out a semi-circle from some card. Make two eye holes and cut out a notch for your child’s nose. Now decide which minibeast they’d like to be and get creative with the decorating! You could paint your mask, stick on scraps of paper or fabric, or even use natural materials from your garden.

When you’ve finished, punch a hole at either side and attach some string so your child can wear it. Afterwards, why not check out the Woodland Trust’s website for some fascinating facts about Britain’s wildlife?

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2. Pretend to be nature pirates

How much hidden treasure can you find in your back garden? Go on a quest for natural items and see who can find the most – look out for mini discarded snail shells, interesting twigs, shiny pebbles and tree seeds and leaves. Set a time limit and see who will be the winner!

3. Start a nature diary

If you’re looking for a project for your little ones and maybe one you can do together, why not try making a nature diary? It’s a great way to get them to practice their observational skills and have them learning about all the nature that’s on their doorstep. They can note down what they see in their garden each day and how the seasons change. Challenge them to get really creative with it too – they could add drawings, facts or even pressed flowers or other natural items.

Credit: Danielle Wesley / WTML

4. Move like minibeasts

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5. Make natural art

6. Magic wands and potions

Check out the Woodland Trust blog here for more hints and tips for how to make the most of nature.

Pssst…Did you know? You can get a Woodland Trust family membership from just £5 a month and enjoy adventures like this all year round. They’ll send you nature activities through the post and your donation will help protect trees and wildlife here in the UK. Check out the Woodland Trust website here for more information.

We’ve also pledged to plant 250,000 trees with the Woodland Trust by 2022, in recognition of just how important protecting our natural world is. You can also find out more about how we’re working with the Woodland Trust right here.

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