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If you’re running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter, come down to your local Forestry Commission woodland where you’ll find plenty of ideas and activities to keep the little ones busy.
Forestry Commission woodlands are great places for children to learn, explore and play. To support this, self-led learning resources are always available to download. This Easter, our free ‘Whose Eggs’ worksheet is the star of the show, providing children and parents with opportunities to engage with the woodland wildlife around them.
The aim of ‘Whose Eggs’ is to reconnect children with forests, wildlife and the natural environment overall. The worksheets, which provide information on forest wildlife, ask children to match up photographs of forest creatures and their un-hatched eggs.
Using the ‘Whose Eggs’ worksheet is a great way for children learn about the mini-beasts and forest creatures that live in their local woodland and also to understand the connection between wildlife and spring. It’s also a great way for parents to engage with children in a green and educationally stimulating environment.
You could even carry on the exercise at home, getting them to draw pictures of their favourite mini-beasts and matching eggs, and share them on the Forestry Commission facebook page.
Josephine Lavelle, Forestry Commission, says:
“Easter isn't just about chocolate, it's a time when lots of woodland animals lay their eggs. Our free downloadable activity sheets will help children learn about more about the forest and the animals that call it their home.”
Not only is this a great idea for entertaining the children during the holidays, it’s also very good value for money. Discovery Pass holders will benefit even further - with free parking and significant discounts at our cafés and shops. Don’t forget that you can also extend your experience by visiting our online shop, too.
So this Easter, teach your kids about forest creatures and their eggs in the lush environment of your local forest.
For more information, and to download the worksheets, please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/visit
Notes to Editors:
1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.
2. Forestry Commission Discovery Passes vary in price from £20 - £50 for annual membership. For more information visit www.forestry.gov.uk/pass
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