Indoor Nature Trail

This is a great rainy-day classroom activity! Send children on a nature hunt to collect specific items hidden around the room, then ask them to make a display of their findings for presentation to the class

Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. For your nature hunt, make a list of all the items you intend to distribute around the classroom or room at home. Type them up on a computer, with a checkbox to one side and print out, or write up on a piece of paper.
  2. Hide the items around the room, with all the same items grouped together in one hiding place. Divide students up into teams and give each team a checklist, so they can tick off each item as they find it.
  3. Once all items have been found and the checklist is complete, give out an A4 piece of white card to each team. Ask them to create a display of their finds. Write a title such as 'NATURE TRAIL' on a piece of natural driftwood using felt pens and stick to the top of the page with Glue Dots, leaving space for a border around the edges of the sheet.
  4. Group all the natural items together on the page, sticking them down with PVA Glue or Glue Dots, as shown. Children could label each item for extra points.
  5. Draw a coloured border around the outside with Deco Pen. If there are any spaces encourage children to draw on 'natural' items such as leaves or flowers, with pen.

Top Tip

You could add ribbon to the back so each nature trail display can be hung around the classroom as part of a bigger nature hunt showcase