Although we can’t currently offer all the children’s activities we usually run at the Garden we are busy creating fun downloads you can try at home. From cooking to craft, games to gardening, we have a whole range of things to keep you busy and having fun.
We’d love to see what you create, please tag us on Twitter with photos of your work @CUBGLearning #CUBGFamily.
Grow your own Poached Eggs
These cool plants have yellow and white flowers that look just like poached eggs. Plant their seeds around Easter time and your garden will be full of their fragrant yellow and white flowers by summer.
Make a fantastic snowdrop pop-up that you can give as a card or display in your home to spread winter cheer.
Make a cute fluffy owl using a pinecone and cotton wool.
Super Shiny Flowers
Some flowers have a special property called iridescence. It makes them extra beautiful and helps bees find them. Download this activity to find out how to make your own iridescent scratch-art flower.
Make a paper orchid
Watch the video below to find out some amazing facts about orchids and learn how you can make your own paper orchid flower.
Painting with Plants
Run out of paint? No problem! Many of the plants in your kitchen contain colourful chemicals called pigments that you can use to make paint. Download this activity sheet to find out how you can create all sorts of different colours using the plants in your house.
Botanic Garden Chatterbox
Download and print off this sheet to make a plant-themed origami chatterbox.
After a few rounds of our wildflower bingo game you’ll be pointing out wildflowers and shouting out their names wherever you go. Download now, print and play.
Minty Munch Pots
Trick your friends and family by serving up these tasty desserts that look just like plants growing in soil. Not only do they look great but they’re easy to make and they taste AMAZING!
Make a wonderful wild weaving from plants you find in your garden or out on a walk.
Nature memory game
Have a go at this simple game to test your memory skills and to get to know different plants. Make it easy or super hard – it’s up to you!
Grab your felt tips and have fun with these botanic garden colouring challenges. Remember, we’d love to see what you create, please tag us on Twitter with photos of your work @CUBGLearning #CUBGFamily.
Make a mini flower press
To help conserve plants it’s important we learn about them – especially those that grow in our gardens and near to where we live. In this activity you can make a mini flower press which you can use to start your own pressed plant collection.
Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow plenty of plants on your windowsill. Making your own pots and watching seeds germinate is great fun. Download this activity for ideas about what you can grow and how you can make your pots extra fancy.
Paint like a petal
Flowers are nature’s artists. Blues, purples, yellows and reds – flowers come in an amazing rainbow of colours and shades. In this activity learn about the science of petal colour and use real pigments from plants and special flower tricks to paint like a petal.
Leaf Foil Art
Leaves do a very important job for plants – they capture energy from the sun and use it to make food. They’re also incredibly beautiful and come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes. In this activity you can capture the beauty of leaves by creating some dazzling leaf art.
Flowers are fantastic! Not only do they look and smell great but they do one of the most important jobs for plants – flowers make seeds. In this activity you can find out all about the different parts of a flower and have a go at making your own giant version out of paper.
Make a bee rainbow
Find out about how bees see the world and have a go at making a special rainbow using the colours bees see. Display in your window to spread a bit of joy and to say thank you to nhs staff and key workers.
Have you ever wondered what to do with left over seeds? If you’ve got any spare seeds at home you could organise a seed share for your neighbours – its fun, easy and helps spread a bit of cheer.
Learn about flowers and pollination and create your own super flower.
Mini Garden Designer
Ever wanted to design your own garden? Well here’s your chance! Have a go at this activity and create a miniature paradise for one of your toys.
Go on a wildflower wander with a difference – help others to enjoy the natural treasures that so often go unnoticed by creating tiny signs next to them.
Orchid Adventure Cards
Download and print these orchid collector cards. Play with your friends and learn cool facts.