30 ideas for doing #30dayswild with kids

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:

 

Sophie feeding the ducks at Herschel Park - "30 ideas for doing #30DaysWild with kids"

 

1) Start a nature journal.

 

2) Do some nature-inspired cooking. You could try making nettle crisps, dandelion tea or dandelion and lemon biscuits.

 

3) Make some nature fairy wands.

 

Two fairy wands made from sticks and decorated with glittery pipe-cleaners, roses, hawksbeard, sweetpea and leaves

 

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.

 

Jessica and Sophie standing in the garden with their 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.

 

Butterflies in the habitat next to the flowers

 

19) Dance in the rain. You could also make a rain gauge to see how much it rains over the month.

 

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.

 

24) Make pictures with leaves or flowers.

 

25) Go river dipping.

 

Sophie standing in the river looking into her net

 

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.

 

Two painted fairy houses nestled in a buddleia tree stump

 

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.

 

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8 thoughts on “30 ideas for doing #30dayswild with kids

  1. Lovely ideas. I always follow your 30 days wild with interest, it sounds like a fab thing to do. I’m debating whether I could manage to do it with mine this year. We do tend to get outside each day anyway but this would give it a bit of focus.
    Nat.x

  2. This is such a lovely idea – I would love to do this with my girls. Only a couple of days ago my 5 year old daughter asked could we grow our own salad so I have the pots and herb packets ready to plant outside with her this weekend! I also love the idea of the rain gauge #ablogginggoodtime

  3. this brings back memories as I remember Aspen was obsessed with making fairy potions and perfumes with the things she would find in our garden, but this also gives me encouragement to get out with them more again, even on these colder winter days we are having in Melbourne now. Beautiful post! Love the masks too! Thank you for linking up for #ABloggingGoodTime

  4. We are doing #30dayswild but this week has been a disaster, we’ve had the sickness bug strike and all three boys went down! Hoping next week will be better! Thanks for some good ideas! #CountryKids

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