Investigate a range of animal homes in differing habitats.
Construct homes for Mr Badger, Miss Squirrel and their woodland friends based around the observations students have made. What’s more, students will get the opportunity to transform into a badger to see whether our woodland habitat will give them a full tummy in our 'Badger’s Breakfast' activity!
- On arrival a member of the team will welcome your group to the Centre and go through the schedule for the day, learning objectives and health and safety issues.
- The day will begin with the children being led to the woodland.
- Team work and communication activity. The children are blindfolded to become ‘moles’. Partners then have to guide them safely in the woods.
- Students are given toy animals in small groups to discuss what the animal will need in a home.
- Using natural materials, build the home they feel would be right for their animal.
- Badger’s breakfast activity. Go on a hunt in the woods to find as many of the foods Mr Badger would eat for breakfast.
Key learning outcomes
- Observe a range of animal homes in differing habitats
- Construct suitable homes for animals
- Investigate the needs of Badgers in the woodland habitat
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