Kids Activities

Sunflower with face

Sunflower pot people

Bright, sunny sunflowers look lovely in a pot. You can make them look even more cheerful by painting the pot and giving them a smiley face.

Make a bee hotel

Make a bee hotel

Bee numbers are falling, so by giving them a home you'll be encouraging nature into your garden and helping bee populations.

Make a pressed flowers frame

Pressed flowers frame

The garden is looking colourful at this time of the year, so take a bag and collect some fallen petals and flowers to make into a beautiful photo frame.

Make a wind kite

Make a kite

Make a kite to use and enjoy the breezes in your garden or local park.

Whacky animal vegetables!

Whacky animal vegetables

Be creative and get the whole family to make some whacky animals from fruit and vegetables!

Make a butterfly crop protector

Butterfly crop protector

Design and make a fantastic insect crop protector to keep the birds away from your plants.

Make cards for snap

Make snap cards

Collect pairs of similar looking petals, flowers or leaves and use them to make a set of snap cards to play with.

Make lovely lavender bags

Lovely lavender bags

As the summer ends, collect some lavender flowers and dry them to make lavender bags. They smell lovely and are great to give as presents.

Weave a sculpture from a twig

Weave a sculpture from a twig

Collect a forked twig or small branch from the ground when you are out on an autumn walk and use it to make some a super sculpture.

Make a garden diary

Make a garden diary

Use your garden diary to write or draw things you notice in your garden each month.

Make an eye guard for a cane

Cane eye guards

Some flowers and vegetables will need canes to support them as they grow. The end of the cane can be dangerous for your face or eyes as you bend over to look after your plants. Create eye guards to protect yourself.

Drinking trays for birds

Drinking trays for birds

Birds in your garden need access to clean water all year round, but especially when the weather turns cold and water turns to ice. See how to make a drinking tray for small birds.

Play conkers

Play conkers

Conkers is a great game to play with your family and friends.

Make a scarecrow

Make a scarecrow

Now that you are sowing lots of vegetable crops, why not make a scarecrow to frighten away birds from the new plants as they start to grow?

Investigate what’s in bird seed

Investigate what’s in bird seed

Have you ever wondered what is in bird seed? Why don’t you do this fun experiment to find out?
Some bird food has nuts in, so avoid this activity if you have a nut allergy.

Make a measuring stick to grow plants

Make a measuring stick to grow plants

Try making a colourful measuring stick to use when you are sowing seeds in your garden.

Build a leaf compost bin

Make leaf compost

Making your own compost is great fun and really good for your garden. You can make special compost out of leaves which is called leaf mould to improve soil or act as a mulch to keep weeds out.

Be an animal detective

Be an animal detective

Find out which animals are visiting your garden at night. 
Please note: This activity involves nuts, so please avoid if you have a nut allergy.

Make a pumpkin lantern

Make a pumpkin lantern

October is a great time to make a scary pumpkin lantern for Halloween. It’s a great activity for families to do together.

Make a Victorian Christmas decoration

Victorian Christmas decorations

Victorian Christmas trees weren’t decorated with fairy lights and tinsel - people used candles, ribbons and orange pomanders. Have a go at making your very own Victorian tree decoration.

Make mobiles out of ice

Ice mobiles

Hang your icy mobile outside in your garden on a tree or near the window and watch as it gradually begins to melt. Once you’ve mastered the technique, try using different shapes and patterns to make a longer icy mobile!

Make a pencil holder using twigs

Make a pencil holder using twigs

Make this great pencil holder as a present or just for you to use.

Make a bird feeder

Make a bird feeder

It’s important to feed the birds in your garden as the weather gets colder. Remember that bird food often contains nuts, so avoid this activity if you have a nut allergy.

Make an alpine colander

Alpine colanders

Why not plant up an old colander with some Sempervivums and sedums? These clever plants have developed thick fleshy leaves which store water to survive hot and sunny weather, so need very little watering.

Use plants to dye eggs for Easter

Use plants to dye eggs for Easter

Make these beautiful decorated eggs for Easter using plants to make the eggs colourful.

Make super plant labels

Make super plant labels

Make some plant labels to use in your garden at home but don’t forget they need to be weatherproof! It’s great to make inside on a rainy day.

Make a crown from leaves or petals

Make a crown from leaves or petals

Make a natural crown decorated with petals and leaves to celebrate summer.

Make a super skittles game

Make a super skittles game

Make these super skittles to play with in the garden - how will you decorate them?

Make a pressed flower mobile

Make a pressed flower mobile

Enjoy time in the garden and make the space even prettier with this fun mobile inspired by nature.

Make a paper mache pumpkin

Make a paper mache pumpkin

Get a practice run for next month's Halloween and create a pumpkin for the windowsill.

Making a woodland scene

Paper woodland scenes

As some trees begin to lose their leaves you can see the shape of their branches clearly. Look at the shapes carefully as you are out in the garden or on a walk to help you make this picture.

Leafy animals

Animal leaf pictures

Collect the last of the autumn’s lovely leaves to make some fun leafy animal pictures. You can collect your leaves while on a walk and make the pictures when you get home.

Make a cake for birds

Make a cake for birds

Give the birds in your garden a winter treat by making them some bird cake to eat. Warning: Bird seed often has nuts included so avoid this activity if you have a nut allergy.

Playing a tracking game

Make and follow a trail

You can play this game in your garden or in your local park or woodland. Get a group of family or friends and split into two teams: one team to lay the tracks and one to follow them.

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