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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!

FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B6 ColourByNumbersColour-by-numbers

Follow the number guide and bring some colour to this playful blue tit.

Download Colour-by-numbers

 

FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B6 CrazyDaisiesCrazy daisies

Make your own bunch of cheerful paper daisies – or use your blooms to decorate cards and gifts!

Download Crazy daisies

 

FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B6 HiddenWordHidden word

Use the clues to fill in the grid and discover the hidden word...

Download Hidden word

 

FLS ChildrensActivities PrintableSheets B6 SuperSymmetrySuper symmetry

Practice your symmetry drawing skills to complete the missing halves of these beautiful butterflies.

Download Super symmetry

 

Hand drawn illustrations of woodland creatures in black and white, including squirrel, mouse and batWee Scots craiturs

How many Scots names do you know for woodland craiturs (creatures)? Use the word bank to help you fill in the spaces then colour in aw the braw wee beasties!

Download Wee Scots Craiturs

 

An illustration of an owl's face. Twit twoo

Colour in and cut out this brilliant owl mask and you too can twit-twoo!

Download Twit Twoo

 

An illustration of a green leaf being painting on a piece of paper. Leaf prints

Use real leaves to make paper prints to hang indoors.

Download Leaf Prints

 

An illustration of a upside down bat. Don't hang about

Are you batty about bats? Create your own version of these fascinating flying mammals.

Download Don't Hang About

 

An illustration of a spider in a web. Spinny spider

This spider has lost it's web. Can you help find it by making a spinning device?

Download Spinny Spider

 

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

 

A graphic of a bee flying next to flowers with a maze in the background. Bee 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!

 

A graphic of a butterfly, snail, and lady bug with green leaves. Brilliant 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

 

A graphic of a forest I-spy check-list with little outlined animals and plants. Forest 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

 

Black and white hedgehog graphic with a zig zag pattern in the background. Snack 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

 

A small red ladybug on a leaf. In the background are outlined flowers and leaves. Well-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

 

A colourful graphic of an owl on a tree branch, in the background is a crossword. Woodland 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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