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Fly Agaric Mushroom Colouring Sheet

Use bright red pens and pencils and colour in this mushroom. Fly agaric mushrooms are the red and white toadstools often found in fairy tales. Draw a fairy peeping out from behind the mushroom, or sitting on top of it Cover the mushroom’s cap with red cellophane sweet wrappers that way, it’ll look like it’s out in the rain Did you know? There are more than 1.5 million different species of fungi on Earth!

Fox Colouring Page

Colour in this fantastic fox. If it’s too cold or wet to play outside, create a foxy friend instead. Give your fox little black ears and feet Use crayons, pens, charcoal even old sweet wrappers and bits of newspaper! Make up a story about your fox. Where does he live? What’s his favourite food?

Frog Colouring In Sheet

Look at pictures of real frogs to discover what they look like, then grab your crayons and get colouring. Will your frog be brightly coloured and imaginative, or really realistic? Cut out scraps of green from magazines to make a collage You could also add a pond and some frogspawn When you’ve finished, hop round your garden like a frog or play leapfrog!

Garvagh Peoples Forest Curriculum

A resource to inspire throughout the year

Giant Nature Letters

Make the first letter of your name using twigs, fallen leaves, berries and nuts. This is a fun activity for autumn when lots of leaves and seeds fall from the trees. Make an outline on the ground using sticks. Fill in the letter with natural treasures. Can you make the rest of your name?

Giant Nest Building

Collect sticks and make a nest big enough to sit in. Can you create a cosy, comfy nest? Create somewhere for you and your friends to sit in. Choose sticks in lots of different shapes and sizes Don’t forget to add soft dead grass and feathers to sit on! Do you think any birds would be impressed with your nest?

Handprint Spiders

Grab some paint and get messy! This simple craft is a great way to introduce small children to spiders, and to show they’re not scary! Paint one of your child’s hands black Make two overlapping handprints on some paper Add some eyes Now give your spider a name, and count his legs!

Heart of the Glens Outdoor Learning Resource

The main aims of this project are to engage young people in understanding the range of important landscapes, habitats and species around them, and to encourage interaction with the natural environment within their own school grounds and further afield. It is also hoped that this project will help to overcome the perceived barriers for teachers with regards to outdoor learning. The Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme has facilitated a range of outdoor activities with primary schools within The Glens of Antrim

Hedgehog Colouring In

Colour in this spiny snuffler using your favourite colours and bring him to life. You might be lucky enough to spot a hedgehog in your garden during spring and summer. Now try colouring one in! Hedgehogs love to eat slugs, worms and beetles Try using twigs and sticks to make spines for your hedgehog Hedgehogs hibernate during winter, so be careful around piles of leaves and sticks Now you’ve created your own hedgehog, try making him a nice cosy nest of leaves to snuffle through and sleep in.

Heritage in Parks

A self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks as outdoor classrooms

Hide and Seek Animal resource cards

Hide and Seek Animal Thematic Unit resources

Hide and Seek Thematic Unit

Hide and Seek Thematic Unit main handbook

Holly Colouring Page

Colour in the glossy leaves and shiny berries of the holly tree. Use your favourite pens, pencils or paints to create a festive picture. You could also: Cut it out and hang it on your Christmas tree Turn it into a Christmas card Use lots of holly pictures to make a wreath or garland Did you know holly is evergreen? It stays green all year round! Head outside to explore – how many green holly bushes can you find? Are they covered in bright red berries?

Homes for mini beasts

Discovering and creating habitats

Ice Lanterns Sheet

Make a glittering, icy candle holder to brighten up dark winter evenings. These lanterns are super easy to make and look amazing! Add holly leaves, berries or conifer greenery to the water for decoration Freeze your lantern outside on a cold winter night, or pop it in your freezer When the water’s frozen, ask a grown-up to help you free your lantern from the container Remember, ask your grown-up to light your candle, and never leave a burning candle unattended.

Inspiring Ice Art Sheet

Create icy decorations to hang up in your garden All you need is your imagination and a few woodland items easy peasy! Find unusual and interesting items next time you’re in the woods Ask your grown-up to help you put your art in the freezer Take a photo of your sculptures to capture them before they melt Be patient! The water might take a day to freeze, but it’s so exciting when you finally hang it up!

Journey Stick

Keep a record of your adventures: make a super journey stick! Take some coloured wool or string with you next time you’re off on your travels. Then find a stick and tell the story of your journey. Which colour or object represents a different feeling, sight or smell? If you’ve been on a big adventure, choose a long stick

Ladybird Colouring In

Have fun colouring in a lovely little ladybird. Start making your woodland world by colouring a ladybird in your favourite colours. How many spots can you count? Use lots of crayons or paints to colour your ladybird Do ladybirds wear shoes? How many? Did you know that ladybirds are red to warn animals and other insects that they re not good to eat?

Ladybird Potato Print Sheet

Make your own ladybird stamps. Use a potato and paint to create lovely ladybird pictures. Nature Detectives will love this minibeast craft activity Turn your pictures into cards, wrapping paper and posters Create exciting backgrounds using grass, leaves and twigs Can you make any other minibeasts?

Ladybird Print Sheet

Create colourful ladybird pictures with this simple craft. Potato stamping is brilliant fun! Use it to introduce inquisitive youngsters to one of our most popular insects – ladybirds. Use a potato and paint to create lovely ladybird pictures together Dab spots onto your ladybird with your fingers Turn your pictures into cards to give to family and friends! Can you make any other minibeasts using potato stamps?

Leaf Animals Sheet

Make your own forest friends using autumn leaves! Get creative next time you’re exploring – gather fallen leaves and turn them into woodland animals, or invent your own mythical creatures! Can you make a hedgehog, a fox, a squirrel or an owl? Look for leaves that look like ears, noses, wings and tails Add some googly eyes for the finishing touch!

Leaf Bag

Collect fallen leaves in this handy bag. Look out for different colours and types of leaves. Gather up the most amazing ones you can find and pop them into this leaf bag. How many different leaves can you find? Discover which trees the leaves have come from with our leaf ID sheet

Leaf Boats

Make a boat from leaves, twigs and bark! Follow our simple steps to build a boat, then sail it on puddles or ponds. Choose a piece of bark or curved leaf for the hull (bottom) of your boat. Use mud to attach a straight stick to the hull. This will be your mast. Thread a leaf or two onto the stick to make your sails. Find a puddle or pond to sail your boat on. More ideas Experiment with leaves and bark from different trees – which tree makes the best boat? Add cargo. Load small pebbles, nuts or berries onto your boat does it still float, or does it sink? Have a boat race against your family and friends! Stay safe: Take care near water. Always tell a grown-up what you’re doing.

Leaf Challenge

Challenge your friends and family to a leaf-hunting competition! Head outside and hunt for autumn leaves. Who’s the first to find an orange leaf, a star-shaped leaf, a tiny leaf? Sort your leaves by colour, shape and size. Make a leaf rainbow!

Leaf Collection Sheet

Introduce your little one to trees with a leaf hunt! Take your mini Nature Detective into the woods and help them collect different types of leaves. Choose leaves of different shapes, sizes, colours and textures Describe them are they smooth, rough, prickly? Let your little one hold each leaf Collect the leaves together and make a collage when you get home.