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Sometimes, for whatever reason, everyone gets stuck indoors. But imaginations still need feeding, arty hands need things to do and energy needs to be burned off. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of activity sheets. They’re great fun for all ages and are an opportunity to be creative and to learn.

And by helping to focus on the natural environment, the activity sheets are also a great way to bring nature’s calming and relaxing influence in to the living room.

We’ll change the activities regularly – so watch this space!

Illustration of a book from the Pressing Matter activity sheetA pressing matter

Learn how to press leaves you’ve collected so you can use them in craft projects or add them to your Leaf Log.

Download a pressing matter


An acrostic poem and an illustrated hedgehogAcrostic Poetry

The first letter of each line in an acrostic poem spells out the subject of the poem. Read our forest-themed acrostic poem and have a go at composing your own!

Download Acrostic Poetry


FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B1 thumbnails bee a maze ingBee A-Maze-Ing!

Can you help the bumblebee find its way through the maze to reach the flowers on the other side?

Download Bee A-Maze-Ing!


FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B1 thumbnails brilliant beastiesBrilliant Beasties

The forest is full of all sorts of wonderful bugs and beasties. Colour in the ones we have found in this activity sheet. Which is your favourite? Try and spot them all the next time you are out in the forest.

Download Brilliant Beasties


Colouring in sheet of bugsDoodlebugs

Our natural world is jam-packed full of colour. Can you decorate these beautiful beetles with lots of colourful patterns?

Download doodlebugs


Illustration from Forest I-spy activity sheetForest I-spy

A forest is full of life. How many forest treasures can you see in our colour-in I-spy puzzle?

Download forest I-spy


Illustration of a badgerGet Sett!

Test your knowledge of badgers with our fun quiz then see if you can find the badger-related words that are hidden in our wordsearch.

Download Get Sett


Leaf log booklet next to a pencilLeaf log

What trees live near you? Become a brilliant Leaf Logger and find out!

Download leaf log


FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B1 thumbnails snack trailsSnack Trails

Help these hungry creatures find their favourite foods! Trace the dotted lines to lead them to their snacks and then colour in the pictures.

Download Snack Trails


Illustration of three ladybirdsSpot On

Do you know your 7-spot ladybird from your cream-spot? Learn about ladybirds, colouring in as you go.

Download Spot On


FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B1 thumbnails well spottedWell-Spotted

Colour in the picture and see if you can spot all 10 of the ladybirds that are hiding amongst the wildflowers.

Download Well-Spotted


Illustrations of flowers, plants and insectsWhat-to-spot: The Garden Edition

Step outside and see how many of the items from our spotting list you can find.

Download What-to-spot


FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B1 thumbnails woodland wordsearchWoodland Wordsearch

Are your eyes as sharp as an owl’s? Find the woodland words that are hidden in the grid. They may overlap and can run in any direction – up, down, forwards, backwards or diagonally.

Download Woodland Wordsearch


Mindful colouring exercises

The benefits of colouring in for young children have long been known. It helps improve concentration, hand-eye coordination and motor development, as well as helping them gain self-confidence by creating something of beauty. However, researchers are discovering an increasing number of benefits to adults too. Colouring exercises can help us switch off, reduce stress, and improve focus and creativity.

We hope the following downloadable colouring sheets will provide a moment of calm for young and old alike.

Colouring in sheet featuring oak leaves and acornsAcorns and oak leaves

Enjoy the intracacies of the oak tree's distinctive leaves and fruits.

Download acorns and oak leaves


Colouring in sheet featuring various leaves from trees

Fallen leaves

From lush spring greens to autumnal oranges and reds, nothing showcases a woodland colour palette like fallen leaves.

Download fallen leaves


Colouring in sheet featuring flowers and leaves

Flowers and ferns

Let your imagination go wild with your own floral colour combos.

Download flowers and ferns


Illustration of fox and rabbit on a meadowRainbow meadow

You'll need the full range of the colour spectrum for this rainbow over a wildlife-filled woodland meadow.

Download rainbow meadow



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