Into the wild

Toddlers are so interested in the world around them, and making sure they know about the wonderful ecosystem they inhabit is incredibly important, no matter how young. It’s only by teaching them about our biodiversity that they’ll know what we’re fighting to save. Here are our favourite discovery games – that you can do in your back garden, the local park or the real wilderness. Let us know what you find!

Bug hunting

Nowhere is the wonderful breadth of nature easier to find than in the ground beneath our feet. Get your hands dirty and fill a tray with mulch and soil – then spend some time sifting through and see how many of our ticklist you can find! 

Ticklist:

Ladybird
Black garden ant
Green shield bug
Stag beetle
Ground beetle
Earthworm
Zebra Spider
Garden Cross Spider 

Bug hunting

Nowhere is the wonderful breadth of nature easier to find than in the ground beneath our feet. Get your hands dirty and fill a tray with mulch and soil – then spend some time sifting through and see how many of our ticklist you can find! 

Ticklist:

Ladybird
Black garden ant
Green shield bug
Stag beetle
Ground beetle
Earthworm
Zebra Spider
Garden Cross Spider 

Barking up the wrong tree

Whether there are leaves on or not, bark is a great way to identify the common trees in your local area. How many can you find?

Ticklist:

Oak
Ash
Willow
Silver Birch
Beech
Hornbeam
Sycamore
Horse Chestnut
Lime
Plane

Bird spotting  

Get them twitching early with some garden bird bingo – pop a feeder in your garden and see how many you get coming to visit!

Ticklist:

Blue tit
Blackbird
Robin
Wood Pigeon
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Magpie

Bird spotting  

Get them twitching early with some garden bird bingo – pop a feeder in your garden and see how many you get coming to visit!

Ticklist:

Blue tit
Blackbird
Robin
Wood Pigeon
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Magpie