Kids Zone


Play Earthworm Frenzy

Screengrab of Earthworm Frenzy gameHow many worms and bugs can you catch in the time limit?

Play Earthworm Frenzy

Nature fun for children

Bee on flower


Weather and climate activities

Screengrab of the climate change quizTest yourself with our climate change quiz, make a tornado in a glass, design your own weather picture and much more.

Climate change quiz – test your knowledge

OPAL Climate Centre – weather and climate activities


Hedges and biodiversity activities

Cartoon of a hedgeActivity sheets:

Biodiversity survey activity sheet (PDF, 143KB) – jokes and puzzles

Create a wood pile (PDF, 372KB) – attract wildlife to your garden


Activity sheets produced by National Geographic Kids magazine:

Hedge scratchers (PDF, 7MB) – animal quiz and word search

Hedge hunting (PDF, 9MB) – spotters guide and word puzzle


Wordsearch – can you find all the invertebrate names?

Hedge wordsearch (PDF, 78KB)

More fun and games from our biodiversity survey partners:

HedgUcation – virtual farm walk, activity sheets and interactive games

PTES education resources – register for access to a range of educational activities

AES bug club – insect origami, build a giant bug and much more

Nature Detectives – 150 autumn activity sheets

Water, ponds and lakes

Cartoon of a pondActivity sheets – produced by National Geographic Kids magazine:

Water wonders (PDF, 425KB) – wordsearch and facts

Pond puzzler (PDF, 425KB) – pond quiz


Water quiz – test your water knowledge with our true or false quiz:

Water true or false quiz

Air, trees and lichens

Cartoon of a branch with a lichenActivity sheets:

Bark art (PDF, 164KB) – use crayons to explore the patterns of different bark

Story stick (PDF, 600KB) – create a unique nature story with what you find

Natural colours (PDF, 432KB) – look for colours in nature

Tree age (PDF, 432KB) – find out how old your tree is

Activity sheets produced by National Geographic Kids magazine:

Looking for lichens (PDF, 6.8MB) – wordsearch and facts


Wordsearch – can you you find the hidden air terms?

Air wordsearch (PDF, 1.5MB)


Lichen quiz – test your lichen knowledge with our true or false quiz:

Lichen true or false quiz

Soil and earthworms

Cartoon wormActivity sheets:

Simplified earthworm key (PDF, 214KB) – an ID guide for young worm spotters

Painting with soil (PDF, 356KB) – learn how to paint with soil


Activity sheets produced by National Geographic Kids magazine:

Earthworm activity sheet (PDF, 425KB) – make your own wormery

Soil activity sheet (PDF, 425KB) – make some garden compost


Soil and earthworm quiz – test your soil and earthworm knowledge with our true or false quiz:

True or false quiz


More activities and games

Make an apple bird feeder

An apple bird feeder hanging from a branchUse unwanted apples to help birds feed all year-round.

Make a bird feeder (PDF, 155KB)


Make a bee hotel

Tree BumblebeeHelp bee populations by making a simple bee hotel.

Learn how to make a bee hotel


Discover life in leaf litter

A slugDiscover the different types of bugs that live among the leaves.

Make a Berlese funnel (PDF, 168KB)


Create a pitfall bug trap

A beelte on a plantMake a simple pitfall trap to catch bugs – then try to identify them.

Create a pitfall trap (PDF, 193KB)