Talking goes wild!

It’s a great time of year for children to enjoy participating in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge.

While you’re exploring out and about enjoy the opportunities to talk about everything that you see, hear, touch and smell.

It’s a brilliant way to get children outside, active and talking.

What can you spot?

When you’re out and about during the 30 Days Wild challenge how many of these can you spot?

You can download this grid here.

Talk about everything that you see while you’re out and about.

Or why not join Tess and Bess as they hunt for minibeasts in the park or Digby the Diggedy Dog as he tries to play with them in the garden.

Treasure hunt

Search for ‘treasure’ in your garden or the park. Take a small container or bag to put the treasure in.

You could hunt for leaves, snail shells, feathers etc.

Compare your treasure – what’s the same or dif­ferent? Talk about the dif­ferent textures – are they hard or soft? What or where did it come from?

How many can you count?

You could also go for a counting walk. Look out for trees, flowers, birds and bees. How many can you see?

You can add colours and sizes – how many red flowers?

Digby’s Bee Activity Pack has more suggestions and free bee lolly stick puppets too!

Two little speckled frogs

Nursery rhymes and action rhymes are a great way to introduce rhyme to young children.

You can find the words to Five Little Speckled Frogs and frog lolly stick puppets to bring the rhyme to life here.

Have fun while you’re out and about and enjoy a lot of chitter chatter. Check our latest Early Soundplay Freebies and the Wildlife Trust for additional ideas too.

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