Looking for some fun, nature-based activities for home? Our environmental education staff have put together some resources for activities you can do at home, in your backyard, or during a walk in your neighbourhood.
- Bugs Scavenger Hunt - learn more about the insects you can find around you
- Nature Alphabet Scavenger Hunt - can you find items in nature from A to Z?
- Weather Wise - learn how weather conditions affect the things around you
- Soil Study - learn more about the soil in your area
- Food Chain Challenge - complete the food chain for each habitat!
- Spring Phenology - the study of changes in plants and animals as they respond to weather, climate, and the seasons. What can you observe around you?
- Rock Exercises - want to become a "Rock hound"? Learn about the rocks in your area.
- Weird Creature Features - are these weird facts true or false?
- Family Nature Bingo - can you find all the things in nature to yell BINGO first?
- Eat or Be Eaten - put the food chains in the correct "munch line"
- Word Scramble - Unscramble the words to find some of the snakes and turtles that are native to the Hamilton area
- Backyard Word Search - find the nature words in this fun scramble
Colouring & Activity Sheets
- Birds - The Hamilton area is home to many exciting bird species!
- Did You Know? - some interesting nature facts
- Dragonflies and Damselflies
- Draw a self-portrait of yourself in nature and the creatures you meet
- Exploring Journal - take some time to be with nature
- Falling Tree Leaves - how many leaves can you identify?
- Fish Species - what do you know about fish?
- Frogs - from eggs to tadpoles to frog!
- Healthy Habitats - learn more about natural habitats in Hamilton
- Helping the Environment - what can you do at home?
- Importance of Plants - Plants have many uses which make them important!
- Leaf Discoveries - what type of leaves can you see around you?
- Match the Tracks - can you identify the footprints?
- Native Plants Word Search
- Red Fox Maze - help the Red Fox get back to his forest home!
- Species at Risk Connect the Dots - learn more about Jeffy the Jefferson Salamander
- Spot the Difference - conservation area do's and don'ts
- Spring at Valens Lake colouring page
- Things that Creep, Crawl, Hop & Fly
- Turkey Vulture colouring page
- Water Cycle - learn how water moves through Earth’s land, waterways, and atmosphere