This fun activity helps children to learn about some of the wildlife that lives in their local woods.
Working in small groups, children go in search of evidence of living things of all sizes: mini-beasts, feathers, footprints, nibbled seeds and nests. The children are asked to share what they have found with the other groups which leads to a question and answer session that gets the children to think and learn about the wildlife around them and life processes. Identification keys, collecting jars and magnifiers are used to help the children work out what creature they have found!
This activity lasts 20 minutes and works best if children are in groups of 6 or less, with each group supported by an adult.
Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links
Science Curriculum: Working scientifically, Animals and Living Things & Their Habitats.
English Curriculum: Spoken Language
This activity will help children to: