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

nature detectives

 

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Autumn

Get kids outdoors exploring with
these printable activity sheets,
games and ideas

 

 
FREE booklets

autumn play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn play booklet

Create - play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowadventure booklets

woodland log booknature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland log book 

download the nature detectives recipe bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowrecipe booklet 

     

ID tools and spotter sheets

what have you seen?nature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn hunt

download this sheet as a pdfnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves

autumn leaf ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn leaves

seeds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowfruits and seeds 

twigs and buds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwigs

hunt animal tracksnature detectives wildlife club arrowhunt for animal tracks

poo ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal poo!

mammal ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowmammal ID sheet

nocturnal animals ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrownocturnal animal hunt

minibeast spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts 

birds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbirds

spooky bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowspoooooky bingo  

hedgerow huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgerow hunt

blackberry spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbramble spotter sheet

fungi huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowfungi hunt sheet

fungus, moss and lichen huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowfungus, moss and lichen

leaf identification sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf identification   

autumnwatch spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumnwatch

leaf idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf IDial 

fruits and seeds iDialnature detectives wildlife club arrowfruit and seeds iDial

bird idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird IDial

'minibeasts in the air' idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts in the air IDial

'minibeasts on the ground'nature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts on the ground IDial

spot the signs of autumn - signs of seasonal change to look out fornature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn spots 

fat old tree huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowancient trees

stick on and identify the leaves you collectnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf collection poster

 

Outdoor play

how to play conkersnature detectives wildlife club arrowconkers

Den building tipsnature detectives wildlife club arrowsecret dens

tree climbing tipsnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree climbing tips

leaf crownsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf crowns

autumn scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn scavenger hunt

spooky scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky scavenger hunt

pirate scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowpirate scavenger hunt

acorn huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowacorn hunt 

guide to planting seedsnature detectives wildlife club arrowseed planting

snakes and flowersnature detectives wildlife club arrowoutdoor collages

leaf stormnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf storm

leaf fireworksnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf fireworks

tree facesnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree faces

mud piesnature detectives wildlife club arrowmud pies

mud creaturesnature detectives wildlife club arrowmud creatures

leaf faces and muddy smilesnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf faces and muddy smiles 

Stick ship ideasnature detectives wildlife club arrowstick ship

Make a magic wandnature detectives wildlife club arrowmagic wand 

twig towersnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig towers

Obstacle course ideasnature detectives wildlife club arrowobstacle course  

mini woodlandnature detectives wildlife club arrowmini woodland

Secret doors activitynature detectives wildlife club arrowsecret doors

worm charming kitnature detectives wildlife club arrowworm charming

mole castlesnature detectives wildlife club arrowmole castles 

elfhousesnature detectives wildlife club arrowelf houses

twig skeletonnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig skeletons

woodland potionsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland potions

torch tagnature detectives wildlife club arrowtorch tag

autumn scentsnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn scents

leaf creationsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf creations

lucky leavesnature detectives wildlife club arrowlucky leaves

welly wandernature detectives wildlife club arrowwelly wander

colour bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowcolour bingo 

minibeasts in the mulchnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts in the mulch 

blindfold tree exploringnature detectives wildlife club arrowblindfold exploring 

start sheet - treasure huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn/winter treasure hunt

treasure hunt scrapbooknature detectives wildlife club arrowtreasure hunt scrapbook

20 things to do with sticksnature detectives wildlife club arrow20 things to do with sticks

sense of adventurenature detectives wildlife club arrowsense of adventure 

woodland parkournature detectives wildlife club arrowtry woodland parkour

   

Indoor play

fungi trump cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowfungus trump cards

leaf cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf cards

minibeast trump cards - insectsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast trump cards

snap cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal cards

minibeast cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast snap cards

weather diarynature detectives wildlife club arrowweather diary

fungus experimentnature detectives wildlife club arrowDIY fungus experiment

make your own minibeastsmake your own minibeastsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast maker

bat splatsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbat splats

trees to stick your leaves onnature detectives wildlife club arrowsticky leaves

twig-tac-toenature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig tic-tac-toe

treasure mapnature detectives wildlife club arrowtreasure map

Badger woodnature detectives wildlife club arrowsave badger wood 

concrete poetry nature detectives wildlife club arrowconcrete poetry

A tree's memorynature detectives wildlife club arrowtree's memory

Ancient tree food chains game boardnature detectives wildlife club arrowfood chains game

 

Crafts

leafy lanternnature detectives wildlife club arrowleafy lantern 

Woolly acornsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoolly acorns

Egg box treasure chestnature detectives wildlife club arrowegg box treasure chest

leaf collecting and identification bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf collecting bag

seed bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowseed gathering bag 

blackberry bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry collecting bag

treasure hunt bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowtreasure hunt bag

Ollie the owlnature detectives wildlife club arrowowl collage

badger pumpkin carving stencilnature detectives wildlife club arrowpumpkin carving stencils

freeze a spider webnature detectives wildlife club arrowfreeze a spider web

conker modelsnature detectives wildlife club arrowconker models

swift and swallow bird puppetsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird puppets 

finger puppetsnature detectives wildlife club arrowfinger puppets

leaf masksnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf masks

bits to print and stick onto your masknature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal masks

helicopter  nature detectives wildlife club arrowseed helicopters

feely boxnature detectives wildlife club arrowfeely box

rock bugsnature detectives wildlife club arrowrock bugs

tree flicker booknature detectives wildlife club arrowtree flicker book

swallownature detectives wildlife club arrowbird plane

Leafy name badgesnature detectives wildlife club arrowleafy name badges

badge templates nature detectives wildlife club arrowbadge templates 

 

Quizzes

leaf quiznature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves

minibeast quiznature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts

conkernature detectives wildlife club arrowseeds 

 

Puzzles

mega matchnature detectives wildlife club arrowmega match-ups

forest floornature detectives wildlife club arrowforest floor puzzle

match the tracks to the animalnature detectives wildlife club arrowmatch the animal tracks

match the leaves to the seedsnature detectives wildlife club arrowmatching leaves to seeds
 

tree anagramsnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree anagrams

crosswordnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree crossword

leaf laddernature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf ladder

leaf sudokunature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf sudoku

code crackernature detectives wildlife club arrowtree code cracker

medium wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowwordsearches

download this resource as a pdf documentnature detectives wildlife club arrowdot to dots 

grid fitnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree grid fit

minibeast crosswordnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast crossword 

minibeast sudokunature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast sudoku

minibeast anagramsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast word jumbles

mini fungi bingonature detectives wildlife club arrow mushroom bingo

fungi wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrow mushroom wordsearch

fungi match upsnature detectives wildlife club arrow fungus match-ups

gruesome fungi wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowHalloween fungus wordsearch

spooky pic bitsnature detectives wildlife club arrowgruesome pic bits

spooky wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky wordsearch

design a wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowdesign a wordsearch 

 

Art activities

autumn art ideasnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn art ideas

dark art tipsnature detectives wildlife club arrownight-time art tips

woodland paintsnature detectives wildlife club arrownatural paints

autumn art sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn landscape

autumn art landscapenature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn landscape

dark artnature detectives wildlife club arrowdark art sheet + tips

acorn outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowacorn

bat outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbat

badgers outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbadgers

beech leaf outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbeech leaf 

beetle outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbeetle

bird outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbird

blue tit outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowblue tit

conker colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowconker 

duck outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowduck

Field maple seed colouring outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfield maple seed 

fox outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfox

fly agaric outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfly agaric 

fly agaric crop outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfly agaric crop 

fungus cartoonsnature detectives wildlife club arrowfungus cartoons 

hawthorn leafnature detectives wildlife club arrowhawthorn leaf 

hedgehog outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowhibernating hedgehog

leaf outlinesnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf outlines  

moon outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowmoon

fallen oak leaf outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowoak leaf 

owl outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowowl

pine cone outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowpine cone

robin outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowrobin

spider outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowspiderweb

squirrel outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowsquirrel

sycamore leaf colouring outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowsycamore leaf

sycamore seed outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowsycamore seed 

tree collage examplenature detectives wildlife club arrowtree collage

tree outlinesnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree outlines

download this resource as a pdf documentnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree silhouettes

aspen treenature detectives wildlife club arrowtree skeletons

  

Story telling

book list for 0-4 yearsnature detectives wildlife club arrowstories about trees + woods

cartoon stripnature detectives wildlife club arrowcartoon strip

speech bubblesnature detectives wildlife club arrowcartoon bits and bobs

hedgehog cartoonnature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgehog cartoon

stage backgroundnature detectives wildlife club arrowmini theatre

  

Factsheets

why leaves change colournature detectives wildlife club arrowwhy leaves change colour

spot the signs of autumn - signs of seasonal change to look out fornature detectives wildlife club arrowsigns of autumn

nature detectives wildlife club arrowcollecting seeds

badger factsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbadgers

minibeast factsheet nature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts

animal super heroesnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal super heroes

hedgehog posternature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgehog

horse chestnut factsheetnature detectives wildlife club arrow horse chestnut fact sheet

sycamore fact sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowsycamore fact sheet

 

Certificates

conker certificatenature detectives wildlife club arrowconker champion certificate

blackberry certificate  nature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry picking

bird spotting certificatenature detectives wildlife club arrowbird spotting 

 

Recipes

chocolate conkers recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowchocolate conkers

forest floor cake ingredientsnature detectives wildlife club arrowforest floor cake

crispy hibernating hedgehogsnature detectives wildlife club arrowcrispy hibernating hedgehogs

hedgehog cake ingredientsnature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgehog cake

chilli pitta pockets recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowchilli pitta pockets

hot dogs recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowpicnic hot dogs 

spooky fairy cake recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowspooky fairy cakes

pumpkin soup recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowpumpkin soup

toffee apple recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowtoffee apples

spiced apple juice recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowspiced apple juice

honey cake recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowhoney cake

blackberry smoothienature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry smoothie

blackberry ice lolliesnature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry ice lollies

blackberry iced teanature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry iced tea

recipe for blackberry cobblernature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry swirly whirly

bramble freezynature detectives wildlife club arroweasy peasy bramble freezy

recipe for blackberry fairy cakes nature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry fairy cakes

jam tarts recipe nature detectives wildlife club arrowjam tarts 

recipe for bramble jellynature detectives wildlife club arrowbramble jelly

hedgerow jamnature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgerow jam

recipe for blackberry cobblernature detectives wildlife club arrowblackberry cobbler
 

 

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