Activities for Kids


As many of people are working from home amidst COVID-19 while trying to keep kids engaged and entertained, our rare education department has compiled a list of various activities — just for kids! If you happen to do any of these activities, take a photo and tag rare on social media. We would love to see what activities you choose!

rare Activities:

Download all the Paw Print activities below!
  1. rare Scavenger Hunt
  2. Paw Prints Activity 1
  3. Paw Prints Activity 2
  4. Paw Prints Activity 3
  5. Paw Prints Activity 4
  6. Paw Prints Activity 5
  7. Paw Prints Activity 6
  8. Paw Prints Activity 7
  9. Make Your Own Nature Journal Video
  10. Outdoor Activity: Create a Nature Perfume Video
  11. Make a Nature Snapshot Video
  12. Steve Sutherland’s Mugwumps Book Reading Video

Workshops/ Courses/ Lessons:

  1. Short online workshops on a number of environmental topics: https://biodiversityeducation.ca/resources/
  2. A number of topics: https://www.khanacademy.org/
  3. Inside Birding Series from Cornell — learn birding basics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89FAA014C9EF59BC
  4. Learn about bird songs and get tested along the way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xH2GjHKYj0

Games/ Activities:

  1. Games focusing on ocean and air themes: https://games.noaa.gov/
  2. Recycling: https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/
  3. Air Pollution: http://www.smogcity2.com/
  4. Desert Ecosystem: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/plum14.sci.life.feeddingo/feed-the-dingo-an-ecosystem-game/
  5. A number of phone games: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/green-games-for-kids-0
  6. Grow an avocado: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-grow-avocado-plants-258836

Experiments:

  1. Hot Ice: https://frugalfun4boys.com/hot-ice-science-experiment/
  2. How Snowshoes Work: https://frugalfun4boys.com/science-experiment-how-snowshoes-work/
  3. Elephant Toothpaste: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/make-elephant-toothpaste/
  4. Pepper and Soap: https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/pepper-and-soap-experiment/
  5. Reptile vs amphibian egg experiment with hardboiled eggs: https://natureintoaction.com/2012/10/19/reptile-vs-amphibian-skin-test-using-hard-boiled-eggs/
  6. How to make slime at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZKveTbaJXg
  7. Diet Coke and Mentos: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/dietcokementos.html

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