Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Zing into spring with fresh ideas for outdoor play from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust

nature detectives

 

oak treeTree activity pack

Celebrate our fantastic trees!

Learn, plant, play and create with
imaginative ideas and games.
 

FREE trees

sapling nature detectives wildlife club arrowfor schools and communities
 

nature detectives wildlife club arrowtree planting resources for schools
  

 

Tree party

Celebrate special trees with a 'tree party'! Download ideas for outdoor games, crafts and puzzles.

balloonsnature detectives wildlife club arrow  tree party activities

      

Tree identification tools

download this sheet as a pdfnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves

twigs and buds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwigs  

seeds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn seeds

Tree blossom and catkin ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowblossom and catkins 

leaf idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf IDial

leaf identification sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf identification 

leaf bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf bingo

autumnwatch spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumnwatch

autumn scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn scavenger hunt

winter scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter scavenger hunt 

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

fat old tree huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowancient trees 

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

     


 

Scotland's National Tree

What would YOU choose?

The Scottish Government is deciding whether Scotland should have its own national tree and they want to hear from people of all ages before 3 December 2013.

nature detectives wildlife club arrowhave your say 


 

Outdoor play

spring play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrow4 seasonal play booklets 

Create - play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowadventure booklets   new!

woodland log booknature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland log book

how to play conkersnature detectives wildlife club arrowconkers

tree climbing tipsnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree climbing tips

snakes and flowersnature detectives wildlife club arrowoutdoor collages

Tree collagenature detectives wildlife club arrowtree collages

tree facesnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree faces

Den building tipsnature detectives wildlife club arrowsecret dens

leaf crownsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf crowns

autumn scavenger huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn scavenger hunt

acorn huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowacorn hunt 

guide to planting seedsnature detectives wildlife club arrowseed planting

leaf stormnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf storm

leaf fireworksnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf fireworks

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

Stick ship ideasnature detectives wildlife club arrowstick ships

Make a magic wandnature detectives wildlife club arrowmagic wands 

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

twig skeletonnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig skeletons

leaf creationsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf creations

lucky leavesnature detectives wildlife club arrowlucky leaves

blindfold tree exploringnature detectives wildlife club arrowblindfold tree exploring 

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

woodland parkournature detectives wildlife club arrowtry woodland parkour

   

Indoor play

A tree's memorynature detectives wildlife club arrow a tree's memory

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

trees to stick your leaves onnature detectives wildlife club arrow sticky leaves

leaf cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf cards

trees to stick your leaves onnature detectives wildlife club arrow sticky leaves

match the leaves and twigsnature detectives wildlife club arrow match buds to leaves

leaf cartoonsnature detectives wildlife club arrow leaf cartoons

   

Make

leafy lanternnature detectives wildlife club arrowleafy lantern

Woolly acornsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoolly acorns

Cone creaturesnature detectives wildlife club arrowcone creatures

twig starnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig star 

winter wreathnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter wreath

Make a witch's broomnature detectives wildlife club arrowmagical witch's broom

leaf masksnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf masks 

leaf collecting and identification bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf collecting bag

seed gathering bagnature detectives wildlife club arrow seed collecting bag

tree flicker booknature detectives wildlife club arrowtree flicker book

tree growth chartnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree growth chart

conker modelsnature detectives wildlife club arrowconker models

 

Art sheets

woodland paintsnature detectives wildlife club arrownatural paints

autumn art ideasnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree art ideas

autumn art landscapenature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn landscape 

tree collage examplenature detectives wildlife club arrowtree collage 

leaf outlinesnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf outlines 

conker colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowconker

fallen oak leaf outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowoak leaf

hawthorn leaf outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowhawthorn

beech leaf outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbeech leaf

holly outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowholly

acorn outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowacorn

pine cone outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowpine cone

nature detectives wildlife club arrowash flowers

birch branches outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbirch branches

nature detectives wildlife club arrowhorse chestnut blossom

christmas tree outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowChristmas tree 

tree outlinesnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree outlines

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

tree skeletonnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree skeletons    

autumn art sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn art landscape

  

Puzzles

challenge sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowforest floor puzzler  

tree anagramsnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree anagrams

code crackernature detectives wildlife club arrowcode cracker

crosswordnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree crossword

dot to dot sheetsnature detectives wildlife club arrowdot to dot

leaf laddernature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf ladder

grid fitnature detectives wildlife club arrowgrid fit

match the leaves to the seedsnature detectives wildlife club arrowmatch 'em up

hedgerow mazenature detectives wildlife club arrowmazes

leaf sudokunature detectives wildlife club arrowsudoku

tree wordsearchesnature detectives wildlife club arrowwordsearches

 mega matchnature detectives wildlife club arrowmega matching puzzle

leaf quiznature detectives wildlife club arrowOwl's tree quizzes

 

Factsheets

why leaves change colournature detectives wildlife club arrowwhy leaves change colour

nature detectives wildlife club arrowcollecting seeds 

horse chestnut factsheet nature detectives wildlife club arrow horse chestnut 

sycamore fact sheet nature detectives wildlife club arrow sycamore 

 

Sharing these resources?
You must be 13 or over to use Facebook,
please check other social networks' policies.

 

Like these ideas? Join our CLUB

Get fresh ideas all year-round when your family, school or group joins our nature detectives CLUB
 

nature detectives CLUB activities

Get a badger investigation activity, twilight trek spotter sheet, animal fact sheet, winter puzzles, badger poster and nature stickers! Plus:

  • seasonal activity packs in the post
  • nature challenges every week
  • giant woodland wall chart
  • year's supply of challenge stickers

It's ideal for families who like getting outdoors, with options for teachers and group leaders too.

And it's great value, from just £12 for a whole year of fun!

see the latest kit you get when you join the nature detectives CLUB buy now button

 
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund