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​Fun activities to print and play

​​​Looking for some fun activities your child can do on their own? These fun nature-inspired activities are easy to understand and have instructions that are easy for your child to follow. It's a great way for your child to learn and for you to get some work done too.

gratitude-activity.PNG​​Gratitude Hunt

Gratitude is all about being thankful and focusing on the good around us in nature and in our lives. When you learn to be thankful for everything and have an attitude of gratitude, you’ll feel more positive, peaceful and happy!

Download your copy

Activity-Thumbnail.PNGBat Echolocation Activity

How good is your hearing in comparison to a bat? Play this easy game and test our your ears!

Download your copy

Drinking-Water-Week.PNGDrinking Water Maze

Follow the H20! Follow your water as it travels from the lake to your home and back again!​ 

Download your copy here

​​cover-page-watershed-heroes.JPGWatershed Heroes Activity Book​

Learn about the Lake Simcoe watershed as you complete word searches, colouring pages and fun games like bubble burst and the amazing boat race. 

Download your copy here

Animals-Wordsearch.jpgAmazing Animals Word Search and Crossword Puzzle

Can you find words like habitat and herbivore? Do you know what animal has large front teeth and lives in a dam? See if you can find all of the words and answer the clues to complete the crossword puzzle.

Download your copy in English or French​. Recommended for ages 8 - 12.

sound-scavenger-hunt.PNGSound Hunt Scavenger Hunt

How many of these sounds can you hear? Can you hear chirping, squeaking or ringing? ​Let's go on a sound hunt and see if you can hear them all!

Download your copy here

soil-word-search.jpgSoil Word Search

Let’s play a game! Can you find all the words about soil? Circle them as you find them. Have fun!

Download your copy here​​

A bingo card activity.


Can you spot a bird on a branch or signs of a woodpecker? What about a raccoon​ or a good hiding place? Download Bingo Des Oiseaux OR Animal Habitat Bingo/ Bingo sur l'habitat animal​​

Critter Safari_Page_1.jpgInsect Scavenger Hunt

How many of these little critters can you spot? Maybe you can find a butterfly and ladybug, but what about a walking stick or centipede?

Download your copy here

More Downloadable Nature Activities!

​Originally published in Lake Simcoe Living Magazine​.

8 Minute Nature Exploration

Grab a pencil and paper and find a place outside to spend the next 8 minutes doing the following “Nature Exploration​​. What can you see, hear, feel and smell? Download this 8 minute nature exploration activity

Forest Bathing​​

​Forest bathing is a form of nature therapy that incorporates gentle meditative practices, so it can be done virtually anyone.​ Give it a try for a simple yet effective way to “unplug” from it all​​. Check out our 5 easy steps to forest bathing

Ephemeral Art

Ephemeral art is made with natural materials that are on hand - this means that you can create your own unique piece of art using natural materials! Create your own ephemeral art piece by following these 5 steps

Native Plants

Children learn by doing. They love being part of the process - from planting seeds to daily watering – all in excited anticipation for their seeds to sprout. Create your own garden and watch it grow! Follow these 5 steps and grow your own garden

Animal Tracks​

Animal tracks in the snow give you clues to identify who made those tracks – the number of toes on each foot, claw marks or no claw marks, the shape of the “pad” of the print, the total length and width of each print, how big the animal was, and amazingly, how the animal moves. Did it walk diagonally, waddle, bound or hop?​​ 

Read our newsletter to find out more about animal tracks or try it yourself! Download this nature activity here along with this guide to common mammal tracks reprinted with permission (Ian Sheldon. Animal Tracks of Ontario & Eastern Canada. Lone Pine Publishing: Vancouver, BC. 2013).