Half Term Approaches

Bo in winter gear
Bo in winter gear
With Half term school holidays coming up (ours start Bank Holiday Monday) I’ve been planning what I can do on my days off with my daughter (we only have 3 days as I am working a lot) that have a wildlife theme, and I thought I would share some of our plans with you.

Wet weather

With the weather not looking so good I thought it would be best to plan some activities away from walking the patch or visiting the local woods on butterfly hunts (something I was planning!) but I would like some to be wildlife oriented. I came across a website that may help here http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/  (I’m planning on joining soon) but they have a number of free downloads from butterflies to paint to outdoors activities (I am planning on getting Bo colouring/paining some butterfly outlines and making some peg butterflies to put up, she loves the arty side of life).

The RSPB has some excellent resources for acivities to do with kids during holidays, there are the obvious ones like going to their wonderful reserves but when the rain comes this half term I have prepared some of their indoor activities and downloaded a load of their worksheets, you can find loads at these links:

Look out for some photos of the things we have made through the week.

If the sun shines

Pond dipping last year (2013)
Pond dipping last year (2013)
If the sun does shine then I am planning a butterfly hunt, I’m not sure If it will be on the patch (around the
lake) or if we will head further afield into one of the local woods, but it really does depend on the weather. If we get very lucky we might even try some pond dipping again, it has been a while since we last went.

Of course we don’t let a lack of sun ruin our trips out and I’m assuming there will be some puddle splashing in the rain as well, and riding scooters or bikes is always fun no matter what the weather, all kids should be getting out at this time of year no matter what the weather is like, a little rain never hurt anyone.

The Weekend

Studying bugs hard
Studying bugs hard
At the weekend (May 31st from 00:00 to June 1st at 23:55 so Sunday if anyone is counting) I hope to spend at a couple of hours after work (so early evening into dusk) partaking in the Garden Bioblitz 2014  with my daughters help hopefully. The Idea is to record what bugs you see in your garden over a 24 hour period, obviously you don't have to be out for the whole time.

We will definitely have the moth trap out as well, so there may be some cross posting between my sites (it isn’t often I get moth posts onto this blog).

Please feel free to leave me a comment, I really appreciate the interaction and will reply as soon as I can. I apologise for any issues with posting comments, but sometimes Google's blogger platform plays up.

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  1. I think you have all angels covered you should be able to fill your days with fun activities. Thank you for linking up with the I'm proud of that link-up.

    1. Thank you for providing the linky.

      And I'm sure we will be out of wet weather activities by the end of tomorrow :)

  2. I would definitely recommend joining The Nature Detectives - I did it when my boys were a bit younger and their ideas for wildlife related activities are great. I'm in France now and there's no half term here - younger son is however on a school trip to an outdoor activity centre which he will be loving! (Found you via Big bad Blog Share!)

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I think we will be joining up on pay day


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