Looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy at home?
Wild Families activity sheets include plenty of ways to learn about nature at home and in the backyard. You could adapt many of the activities on these sheets for around the home.
Some suggested Wild Families activities for the backyard:
- Build a tiny home for an animal with things from the garden – see Wild science family fun for budding discoverers for other ideas you could adapt.
- Got a special tree in the yard? Get to know it with the ‘It’s nice to meet you tree‘ activity.
- Try the ‘alphabet activity‘ in the yard and look for shapes of all the letters of the alphabet around you. See if you can find them all.
Suggested Wild Families activities for learning about nature inside:
- Get to know some fascinating facts about native animal families such as the Sugar Glider and Flying Foxes
- Colour-in an undersea reef and learn about Victoria’s marine life.
- Adapt this birdwatching detective activity by looking out for bird life through the window instead. What species of birds can you see?
- Learn aboout many of the fun places you could visit and make a wish list of places you’d like to go when it is safe to do so again.
- Colour in and draw homes for Victorian wildlife such as the Lyrebird and Southern Brown Bandicoot
Download all the Wild Families activity sheets at:
Wild Families is a Victorian National Parks Association program supporting families with children under 12 years old to take journeys of discovery together, based on the three themes of:
• enjoying nature together,
• learning about nature, and
• looking after nature.
Find out more here.
For the Victorian National Parks Associations’s response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, see vnpa.org.au
For details on national parks, reserves, park closures, campsite closures and changes in conditions, visit the Parks Victoria website