Whilst we are unable to welcome school visits to the Park right now, the Nene Park education team have been busy adapting some of our curriculum linked outdoor learning activities for families to enjoy in their own gardens, local parks or greenspaces during the latest lockdown.

Week 7 - Going on a Sensory Scavenger Hunt

This week you will explore the world around you and stretch your senses. You will look at the 5 senses and how they are used by animals. You will then explore the properties of natural materials using your senses and compare different textures, sights, sounds and smells. This resources is linked to the Key Stage 1 Science curriculum. You can do this activity in your garden, allotment or local park. 


Sensory Scavenger Hunt Activity Notes

Sensory Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet

Parts of the body and the senses - Activity Sheet


Week 6 - Scouting Out

This week you will imagine you are an explorer who has just arrived in a new environment. You will 'Scout Out' the environment to find out more about its climate and the plants and animals living there. This resource is linked to the Key Stage 2 Science curriculum. You can do this activity in your garden, allotment or local park.

Scouting Out Activity Notes

Scouting Out Activity Sheet

Activity 1 Resource: Make a Rain Gauge

Activity 2 Resource: Winter Twigs

Activity 3 Resource: Animal Tracks and Signs


Week 5 - Make a Pirate Ship

This week you will discover the names of different parts of a pirate ship and then design and construct your own raft or ship from a range of natural and/or recyclable materials found at home. Once you have completed this you will then test your raft or ship to see if it floats. This resource is linked to the Key stage 1 Science and Key Stage 1 Art and Design Curriculum.  You can do this activity in your garden, allotment or local park.

Make a Pirate Ship Activity Notes

Make a Pirate Ship Activity Sheet


Week 4 - Stone Age Art

During this activity you will collect natural materials and use them to make paint. You will use the paint you have made to do a Stone Age style painting. This resource is linked to the Key Stage 2 Art and History Curriculum. You can do this activity in your garden, allotment or local park. 

Click on the links below to download the activity notes and activity sheet.

Stone Age Art Activity Notes

Stone Age Art Activity Sheet


Week 3 - Classifying Invertebrates

These activities will help you to learn about classifying creatures and especially invertebrates that you can find in your garden or local green space. This resources is linked to the KS2 science curriculum. 



Click on the links below to download the Activity notes and Worksheets

Classifying Invertebrates - Activity Notes

Activity 1 resources:

a) Can you group these living things (pictures) - Activity sheet and answers

b) Classifying all living things - Activity sheet and answers

Activity 2 resources: 

a) Looking for invertebrates - Activity sheet

b) Looking for invertebrates – Examples for each group sheet

c) Invertebrates ID sheet


Week 2 - Miniature Maps

This activity will help you to learn about making and using maps. Using natural items you can find outside, you will create a miniature landscape and then use a “birds eye view” drawing to make a map of your landscape. You will then take one of your toys for a walk around your landscape. This resource is linked to the Key Stage 1 Geography Curriculum. 

Click on the links below to download the activity notes and activity sheet.

Miniature Maps Activity Notes

Miniature Maps Activity Sheet


Week 1 - Colours in Nature and Ephemeral Art

These activities will help children explore their creativity and the natural environment. You will have the opportunity to look for natural objects to match to colours used in nature’s palette through the ‘colours in nature’ activity. You will then use these and other natural materials to create works of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Click on the links below to download the activity notes and activity sheet.

Colours in Nature Activity Notes

Colours in Nature Activity Sheet


Downloads are free, however as a charitable organisation, Nene Park Trust relies on public support to manage the upkeep of our beautiful green spaces for all of the community to enjoy. Any support you can give to ensure the continuation of our services will help considerably. Please go to www.nenepark.org.uk/donate if you are able to support us during these unexpected and unprecedented times.