This year we will be taking part in #30DaysWild for the third time. #30DaysWild is a fun challenge organised by the Wildlife Trust to encourage people to connect with nature by getting outdoors and doing something wild every day in June. You can sign up online to take part and get a free 30 Days Wild pack which includes a wallchart, poster, stickers and interactive booklet. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about nature and we’ve enjoyed taking part in previous years.
I’ve already started planning some of this year’s wild activities and will be sharing them on the blog over the next few weeks. If you’re planning on joining in and doing #30DaysWild with the kids, here are some ideas of things you can do:
1) Start a nature journal.
3) Make some nature fairy wands.
4) Look out for ladybirds. Can you spot them at different stages in their life cycle?
5) Go on a rainbow nature hunt.
6) Make a daisy chain or a flower crown.
7) Grow your own salad.
8) Make a butterfly feeder.
9) Go for a walk along a river and play Pooh sticks on a bridge.
10) Make nature masks.
11) Go out for a picnic and enjoy a meal surrounded by nature.
12) Try some leaf printing.
13) Get all muddy making mud pies.
14) Go on a mini beast hunt and see how many different bugs you can spot.
15) Make a fairy potion.
16) Leave a corner of your garden to grow wild and plant some wildflower seeds.
17) Sit in the garden and listen to the birds singing.
18) Care for some caterpillars and watch their amazing transformation into a butterfly.
20) Go to the park and feed the ducks.
21) Do some painting using nature items as paintbrushes.
22) Do some gardening together.
23) Make a den in the woods or in the garden. A home-made tepee is simple to make.
25) Go river dipping.
26) Make a bug hotel.
27) Go barefoot in the garden and enjoy the feeling of the grass beneath your feet.
28) Make a nature collage.
29) Find out as much as you can about a particular insect. We learned all about dragonflies and damselflies one year.
30) Make a fairy garden with some fairy houses.
One of the things I love most about #30DaysWild is that I always learn something new through doing it. I wonder what new things I’ll discover this year?
If you’re taking part in #30DaysWild this year, do let me know in the comments below! I’m looking forward to seeing all the different acts of wildness on my social media feed throughout June.