Education packs – arts and creative

Environmental art

Spider on a webLook at the patterns found in nature and encourage children to use the natural world as inspiration for their art. Activities involve skills such as art, literacy and evaluating work.

You will also need copies of the Woodland Trust's spider web worksheet and tree faces guides.

Register with the Royal Forestry Society website to download their free art worksheet on shapes in the woods.

Back in the classroom, you can also do our fingerprinting activity (Word, 263KB).

Woodland tales

Woodland in springActivities in this pack can be done at any time of year, although autumn is a particularly fun time for visiting woods.

If you are working with a group of 30, we recommend taking two copies of the instructions and five copies of the Story Stick (PDF, 405KB).

After your visit, try our woodland tales follow-up activities (Word, 261KB).


Boys holding a wormExplore how our senses of sight, touch, smell and hearing can help us to learn about the natural environment.

Everything you need for this activity is in the downloadable pack.