Here’s a great collection of nature science activities you can do with your children.
Nature science activities for children
Use these easy nature science activities for children to build a hands-on science curriculum. They include learning about parts of a tree, leaves and seeds, parts of a flower, clouds, planets and constellations.
This article is one of our easy science activities for children resources.
Table of Contents
– Ready-made science curriculum
– Garden science activities
– Plant science
– What is a biome?
– Forest nature journal
– Mushroom spore prints
– Forest food chains
– Leaves and seeds
– Nature colour wheel
Ready-made science curriculum for children
The easiest way for you to teach your children is by using the ready-made units in NurtureStore’s Play Academy. Each unit gives you one activity per day that all your children can do together. Every thing is in one place, clearly laid out and with bonus printables to make your teaching even easier.
You can choose from over 50 ready-made units including our science curriculum pathway which includes units on Space, Dinosaurs, Leaves & Twigs, Forest School, Sunflowers, Bees, Cats, Weather, Candy Science Experiments, Daffodils and Ice & Snow. See more and choose your first ready-made teaching unit here.
Nature-themed science activities for children
Easy science activities to do in the garden
Easy science activities to do in the garden including month-by-month gardening guide, seed growing, wormery, bee house and bug hunt.
Easy science activities using plants
Easy science activities using plants including parts of a tree printables, growing seeds experiments and nature study guides.
What is a biome? lesson for children
Introduce your children to biomes with this simple biome definition. Learn about the key world biomes and focus in on the three forest biomes, including where the are located and which animals and plants you can find there.
Nature Explorers: Forest – the interactive nature journal for children
The perfect way to add reading, writing, drawing and science to your forest adventures.
This interactive nature journal will get your children reading, writing, drawing and learning as they create a unique science book about their own forest.
How to make mushroom spore print pictures
Learn about the structure of fungi and use them to create art as we make spore prints from mushrooms. A fun and fascinating nature art and science project!
Deciduous forest food chain lesson printables
In this forest food chain lesson for kids you can teach your children about the forest food web using these printable animal and plant cards.
Planets key facts for children printable card set
In this space lesson plan children can learn key facts about the eight major planets in our solar system. You can also use our printable Planets fact cards set and access a complete Space Unit for additional lessons and resources.
Stars lesson plan and free constellations printables
Use this Stars lesson plan to learn about the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. You get an introduction to constellations and can print Constellation ID cards to use then you go start gazing with children.
Cloud activities for forest school with printable cloud ID cards
Let’s learn how to identify clouds as part of our learning about the weather unit. You can use these printable cloud ID cards and cloud activities to explore the sky above.
10 things in 10 minutes investigation
Explore your surroundings for 10 minutes and then investigate what you find!
Leaves and seeds investigation
Let’s learn about the leaves and seeds in our forest or park.
Nature colour wheel activity with printable colour wheel
This nature colour wheel activity is a great way to combine the colour theory of an art lesson with the careful investigation of a science lesson in your forest school outdoor classroom. It comes with a free printable colour wheel too.
More science activities for children
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