Animal Footprint Trap

Animal Footprint Trap 

Welcome to the second installment of our Outdoor Learning Blog. Thank you for reading the first installment and I hope you enjoyed doing the activity with your children. If it’s been a week since you made the bug hotel you can carefully take the bug hotel apart and investigate what creepy crawlies are living inside. I have attached an information sheet so you can teach your children some information regarding creepy crawlies. A great activity to do with this is to get the children to take photos of all the bugs and find names on the internet by writing in the description for each bug, this is a good way to get the children describing and looking at them in detail.

In this blog we are going to be making a footprint trap to see what bigger animals are walking around at night. This is a nice easy, task and once again getting the children to investigate, take pictures and find an owner to each footprint on the internet is a fantastic way to get them investigating. Teaching children about the importance of nature and how it is crucial for our existence is a very important thing for them to learn early on. During this conversation with your children you could also talk to them about how litter can affect and endanger all living things.

So lets get started, download the how to guide below. There is also a simple footprint guide to download as well. As always remember the most important thing is to have fun with your children.

Click one of the images below for the downloadable instructions