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Make the most of this half term! Fresh ideas for children from the Woodland Trust

CLUB challenge

Friday 3 April 2015

Woods are full of nooks
and crannies, and these
make perfect hiding places
for Easter eggs!

 

  

Your challenge: Go on an Easter egg hunt in the woods  

 

Easter egg hunt

Send your family and friends on an egg-citing Easter hunt. First, you'll need something to hide. Try decorating some hard-boiled eggs, or use foil-wrapped chocolate eggs. Next, hide them and challenge your friends and family to find them.

welliesnature detectives wildlife club arrowFind a wood for an egg hunt

Don't fancy tracking down eggs? 

Give geocaching a go! Go treasure hunting with your family and have some fun in the woods.

Find out what it's all about and discover a geocache near you at www.geocaching.com
 
 

Egg-cellent decoration

Get creative with paints and felt tips and decorate your own eggs!

Hard boil some eggs and let your imagination run wild. You can be as inventive as you like.

Use bright colours to create wacky designs, paint a mini-masterpiece on the shells, or turn your egg into a bunny or chick using pipe cleaners, cardboard and cotton wool.

nature detectives wildlife club arrowWhat did you design?   
 
 

Egg box scavenger hunt

Old egg boxes make brilliant treasure chests. Use yours for a scavenger hunt, and fill each egg-shaped space with something you find.

Print and cut out these grids then stick them on the lid of your egg box. Now head to the woods and see if you can find everything on the lists.

Soft, smooth, sticky, fluffy, tickly, flaky:

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websiteHunt 1

Yellow, bendy, nibbled, lucky, delicate, weightless:

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websiteHunt 2

 
  nature detectives wildlife club arrowWhat did you find? 
 

  
Easter scavenger hunt

How many Easter-themed items can you find in the woods?

Download this Easter list and tick off what you find:

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentEaster scavenger huntdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websiteEaster scavenger hunt
 

 

Easter bunny colouring sheet

Print this template and colour, paint or make a collage of the Easter bunny to stand guard over your painted eggs.

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentrabbit outline download this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websiteEaster bunny art sheet
 

 
Marvellous rabbit mask

Ever fancied being a bunny? Download and make this mask and hop around looking for Easter eggs.

Add eyes, a nose and some whiskers, and don't forget your fluffy cotton wool tail!
 

This nature resource for kids is a pdf documentRabbit maskDownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife website  Rabbit face

this nature resource for kids is a pdf document rabbit earsDownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife website  Rabbit ears
 

nature detectives wildlife club arrowSend us a picture of your rabbit mask       

 

Chocolate nests recipe

After all this running about hunting for eggs, you're bound to be hungry!

So here's a recipe for a really tasty treat - chocolate nests.

this nature resource for kids is a pdf documentchocolate Easter nestsdownload this resource from the nature detectives wildlife websiteRecipe
 
 

Tell us all about your egg hunting

  • Where did you do it?
  • How many eggs did you find?
  • Did you decorate any hard-boiled eggs?

Send your stories and pictures to:

nature detectives wildlife club arrownaturedetectives@woodlandtrust.org.uk

 

 

Been on an egg hunt?

Find the rowing otter on your CLUB
poster and award him a gold medal
by sticking the boat sticker next
to him on your poster.

How's your medal table looking?

 
 
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