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Go exploring outdoors this winter! Fresh ideas for children and families from the Woodland Trust

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Friday 12 April 2013

Frogspawn is starting to
develop into tadpoles!

Have fun spotting and exploring ponds
with this week's challenge.

Remember water can be dangerous
so be careful and respect nature.


Your challenge: be a waterside explorer :O) 

 

Record your finds

Grab a net and a container and go exploring - what do you find?

Record your findings on this pond dipping adventure sheet.

   this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentpond dippingdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websitefinds sheet

 nature detectives wildlife club arrowwhat did you find?
 

Pond spotting

What wildlife can you find in and around a pond?

Use this sheet to tick off and identify your nature spots.

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Can you guess what it is?

Identify your finds with the help of Pond Conservation.

 nature detectives wildlife club arrowidentify pond creatures with Pond Conservation 

 

Frog lifecycle

Print and make this iDial to identify the different stages in a frog's lifecycle.

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentfrog lifecycledownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websitefrog lifecycle iDial

People are starting to see tadpoles!

Take a look at our live map to see if they've been spotted near you :O)

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Spin the wheel

Go spotting near a river or pond by using our waterside
iDial :O)

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentwaterside iDialdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websitewaterside iDial

What did you find?

nature detectives wildlife club arrowtell us 

 

 

Hunt for amphibians 

Find out all about amphbians, then see if you can find them by using this amphibian hunt sheet. 

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Did you spot anything?

nature detectives wildlife club arrowtell us

 

 

What's the difference?

Dragonflies and damselflies are very similar. Can you tell the difference?

Print out this sheet to find out how :O)

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Hoppity hop!

Download the instructions to fold this template into a hopping frog, then race it against your friends' frogs :O)

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentorigami hopping frogdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websitefrog template

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentorigami hopping frog instructionsdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife website  instructions

How far did it hop?

nature detectives wildlife club arrowsend us a video of your hopping frog race

 

 

Frog art

Here's a great frog mask template to print, decorate and wear :O)

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Have fun colouring, cutting, sticking or decorating these froggy colouring sheets.

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this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websitefrogspawn colouring sheet

 

 
  
Email your stories and suggestions to naturedetectives@woodlandtrust.org.uk

 
  nest full of eggs

Been a waterside explorer?

Stick this full bird's nest sticker
 on top of the empty nest on
 your CLUB poster and get ready
for next week's challenge :O)

 

 
 
 
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