Self-Isolating? Nature activities for kids…

By Woodland Trust

We’re all spending a lot more time at home during the coming weeks and months due to the coronavirus crisis. 

With schools now closed, we know many families are looking for ideas to keep children entertained. 

To help, the Woodland Trust have pulled together; some simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.


Even if you’re not self-isolating, you can also get some exercise in your local wood. But please don’t travel unnecessarily and always follow the Government’s social distancing advice to keep yourselves and others safe.

Please follow the links below:

Part 1: 10 Nature Activities for children 

  1. Go on a mini-beast hunt
  2. Make a loo roll bird feeder
  3. Go on a scavenger hunt
  4. Make Natural Art
  5. Have a Picnic in your garden
  6. Move like minibeasts
  7. Make an animal or Forest out of Lego
  8. Butterfly symmetry art
  9. Ladybird potato stamps
  10. Write a story inspired by woods and trees.


Part 2: Nature Activities for Children

  1. Spot the signs of Spring
  2. Make a birthday blossom card
  3. Pretend to be nature Pirates
  4. Paint a picture for your neighbour
  5. Put pen to paper and get inpired

We hope these great ideas help pass the time while enjoying time with the children at home.

We would love to see your children’s Nature Activities – Please send in a photo of their artwork to go on our social media outlets to