Learning resources for forest visits

A girl is examining a tree trunk in a forest

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Our free downloadable educational resources are curriculum-linked, cover core subjects and are easily adaptable. Find the perfect resource for using in your classroom, school grounds or local forest.

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A graphic design banner showing a tree trunk, log slice, leaves and tape measure
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05 September 2023

This activity sheet shows students how to record the growth of trees over time, encouraging them to consider all of the factors involved.

Graphic artwork banner showing different leaves, a log slice and example worksheets
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31 August 2023

Explore nature connectedness with these Children's University resources.

Graphic artwork banner showing different leaves, a log slice and example worksheets
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by discussing and prioritising what they need to take with them. Suitable for KS2.

Graphic artwork banner showing pine cone, different leaves, a pencil and example worksheet
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by thinking about what they need to take with them. Suitable for EYFS and KS1.

Graphic design artwork banner showing leaves, logs, conkers and example worksheet
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13 April 2023

Use a forest visit to bring a scientific enquiry to life. Suitable for KS2.

Graphic design artwork banner showing leaves, twigs, pencils and example worksheet
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by thinking about what hazards there might be in the forest environment. Suitable for KS2.

Graphic design banner showing leaves of different colours, a ruler and example worksheets
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by thinking about how the forest changes through the seasons. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Graphic design banner showing leaves, pine cone, pen and example worksheet
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by using their senses to delve into their surroundings. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Graphic design banner showing different types of leaves, log slice, pencil and example worksheet
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13 April 2023

Prepare your class for a forest visit by asking them to come up with their own forest code. Suitable for EYFS, KS1, KS2.

Superworm with educational activity sheets
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Superworm activity sheets

Early years and KS1. Bring to life the Superworm book with our super educational activity sheets.

Boy holding bug pot
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The Forest Code for Minibeast Hunting

Follow our Forest Code for Minibeast Hunting and help care for the forests’ smallest creatures.

Woman doing yoga pose among the trees
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02 November 2021

Forest yoga for teachers. Join in with our 20 minute guided yoga session in a peaceful forest.

Looking up
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02 November 2021

KS1, KS2. A fun way to measure the height of a tree using a stick

Autumn Leaves
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02 November 2021

KS2, KS3. An introduction to Autumn leaf changes.

Forest of Dean River Landscape
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Climate Change education resources

KS3. Our resources will help teachers explain how sustainable forest management can help combat the nature and climate crisis and how everyone can do their bit to help

A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest
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14 July 2021

Suitable for all ages. A set of 19 colourful posters to help identify some common tree species.

Woman teaching yoga in the forest
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11 March 2021

KS2. Take your class on a 12 minute woodland adventure with Karen.

Young girl in yellow coat playing with pine needles on the forest floor
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05 November 2020

KS2. You may not be able to visit a forest right now but here are some ways you can connect to nature and bring the forest into your classroom.

Woman sat on grass in sunshine in yoga pose
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23 October 2020

Unwind and reconnect to nature with yoga in the forest.

Children running on muddy forest path in wellies
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23 October 2020

KS2, KS3. Bring your class together with 2 simple activities that encourage students to discuss their dreams and hopes for the future.

Two boys look closely at the leaves on a tree
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23 October 2020

KS2 and KS3. Three simple 30 minute activities that connect children to nature and inspires some creative writing.

A view looking up on the Tall Trees Trail
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16 October 2020

KS2, KS3. An adaptable activity that uses trees as a way to think about our lives and all the wonderful things in them.

Tree Explorer activity pack
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16 October 2020

KS1, KS2. Introduce young children to 3 different forestry related careers with this fun activity pack.

Deer True or False activity
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16 October 2020

KS1, KS2. A fun, interactive game that will get your class active whilst learning about British deer.

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