Learning at Home and at School

Here you’ll find a variety of educational activities to do at home or in school.

Click on the titles below for more information and useful downloadable documents.

Welsh Tree Leaves

Use our helpful Welsh Tree Leaves guide to identify some common Welsh trees.

Wildfower Guides

Wildflowers of April

April is one of the best months for wildflowers, particularly woodland species.

Biophilic Wales have created this fab identification guide, how many of them can you spot?

Wildflowers of May

In late spring, hedgerows are full of wildflowers and meadows begin to come alive.

Biophilic Wales have created this fab identification guide for wildflowers in May, how many of these species can you find?

Wildflowers of June

June is the peak of wildflowers in Britain, with more flowers in bloom than in any other month.

Biophilic Wales have made this downloadable guide to help you identify some native wildflowers you can find in June.

Wildflowers of July

In July, meadows have reached maturity and the wildflowers of late spring have waned and set seed. The grasses are tall and lush and sway in the gentle breeze, sheltering the mammals and insects that live in the undergrowth.

Biophilic Wales have made this downloadable guide to help you identify some native wildflowers you can find in July.

Wildflowers of August

As the nights begin to draw in, the first yellow leaves of autumn begin to appear. However, the end of summer still provides some spectacular displays of colour.

Discover some of August’s wildflowers in this downloadable guide by Biophilic Wales.

Adding with Nature

A simple adding worksheet for children using fruits, vegetables and pollinating insects.

Size Matching Activity

A simple size matching activity for children.

Bee Trail

A simple counting worksheet which asks children to help a bee reach a flower by counting to 20.

Counting with Nature

This simple worksheet uses fruits, vegetables and bees to help children count to 10.

Creating a Wildlife Habitat

The natural habitats of many species of wildlife are being destroyed, this is resulting in the loss of many native wildlife species in our country. This loss has a negative effect on the biodiversity of the land.

However, we can all help by encouraging wildlife into a corner of our gardens. By doing so biodiversity is increased which is great for the environment and the planet.

The thrill of watching wildflowers, birds, butterflies, insects, mini-beasts and mammals gradually start to occupy the wildlife area that has been created provides priceless excitement and education for children.

Bags of Potatoes and Pots of Carrots

Growing potatoes and carrots in bags, buckets and pots is so much fun!

This project is full of maths and science, children have fun learning while doing a practical activity.

Not having a garden doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables.  There is nothing like harvesting and eating home grown new potatoes and sweet carrots.

Edible Rainbow Garden

Rainbows have been appearing in windows across Britain during the COVID-19 lockdown to thank the NHS and key workers for their amazing work.

This activity will show you how to create a rainbow garden as a living tribute to the people who help us, as well as providing healthy salads throughout the summer months.

The Veg Box

This activity encourages children to use horticultural skills to grow plants using a variety of different recycled containers, to promote imagination and healthy eating.

Blog: Get Started With Wildlife Recording In Your Garden by Abigail Lowe

Gardens are vital habitats for wildlife, providing shelter and refuge. Not many people are aware that the total area of gardens in the UK is greater than the total area of all our National Nature Reserves put together – meaning if we all look after our little patch with care, we can contribute to supporting biodiversity.

Now is a great time to get into wildlife recording, with all the time we are spending at home and the change in the weather!

Wonderful Worms

Worms are amazing creatures!  Learn more about them while enjoying this scientific activity in the outdoors by using equipment found around the house.