Nature and Wildlife Learning Resources

We're going on a bug hunt...

During this closure of Rainham Hall, the following learning resources are free to download. Topics include minibeast hunting, plant identification, and fun nature activities for all ages.

These resources have been adapted for use at home or in schools, with easy-to-follow worksheets and complementary information sheets. There are additional, in-depth session plans and resources for teachers, with suggested school age suitability.

We've also shortlisted some fun activities from the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11¾ that you can do at home in your garden or on a daily walk. 

 Minibeasts (EYFS & KS1)

Make your own bug hotel (PDF / 0.6MB) download

Minibeast detective worksheet (PDF / 0MB) download    /  Minibeast detective identification sheet (PDF / 0.3MB) download

Minibeast detective EYFS session plan (PDF / 0.1MB) download    /  Minibeast detective KS1 session plan (PDF / 0.1MB) download   /  Minibeast detective session resource (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Plants (KS1 & KS2) 

Plant detective worksheet KS1 (PDF / 0.1MB) download   /  Plant detective worksheet KS2 (PDF / 0.1MB) download   /  Plant detective identification sheet (PDF / 0.4MB) download

Plant reproduction presentation KS2 (PDF / 1.3MB) download   /  Plant reproduction session plan KS2 (PDF / 0.1MB) download

50 things to do before you're 11¾ (all ages)

50 things - activities from home (PDF / 0.3MB) download   

Make some wild art (PDF / 0.1MB) download