Caring for wildlife

The list of wildlife in the UK is enormous, ranging from hedgehogs to nesting birds and everything in between! Human activity can impact the wild animals around us so it's important that we learn how we can care for wild animals and their homes.


Caring for wildlife

Download your caring for wildlife pack using the links below.

This set of activities aims to make children aware of the wildlife that is around them, and of the steps that humans can take to care for wild animals and their homes. As well as experiencing awe and wonder at the variety of wildlife with whom they share their world, children will learn to be respectful explorers of the outdoors.



  • Communication and language
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Understanding the world


Download full resource pack: EYFS - Caring for wildlife (Word 3.52KB)

Included in this lesson plan: 

  • Initial teacher input with adult-led and child-initiated activity ideas
  • Learning outcomes and vocabulary
  • Useful websites
  • Teachers' notes
  • Ten Activity sheets


Indoor Activity Idea: Edible artwork for birds

Make edible artwork to attract birds to your school grounds

Get creative and make some edible artwork that birds will enjoy. See download links below for instructions on making bird feeders and animal homes to help attract wildlife to your school grounds.


Outdoor Activity Idea: Bee Facts

Activity sheet about bees

Hide different-coloured cards containing facts about bees (see activity sheet Bee facts) around an outdoor area. Ask the children to work in teams as bees to find them, but communicating with each other only through the medium of waggle-dancing (the way that bees communicate the location of pollen sources to each other ¿ see Bees factsheet). Once all of their team¿s coloured cards have been found, return to the classroom and see what facts they have found out about bees.

Activity instructions: Setting up the Bee Facts activity (PDF 92KB)

Activity Sheet: Bee Facts (PDF 120KB)

Teachers Notes: Bee FactSheet (PDF 52.9KB)

Related Images

There are a selection of images available in our gallery that can help set up some of the of activities in this resource pack.

Baby Animals - wildlife

Wild Animals in the UK


School grounds


Welsh Resources

Many of our resources are also available in Welsh, please download the relevant documents below.

Lesson plan: Caring for wildlife - Welsh (Word 9MB)

Worksheet: Bwydlun i adar.unlocked (PDF 53KB)

Worksheet: Cartrefi i fan drychfilod (PDF 107KB)

Worksheet: Diwrnod allan gyda'r teulu Diofal (PDF 49KB)

Worksheet: Ffeithiau am wenyn (PDF 120KB)

Worksheet: Gwneud porthwr gloynnod byw (PDF 127KB)

Worksheet: Sut i wneud cacen i adar (PDF 54KB)

Activity sheet: Cylchgrawn Animal Action - Gwesty'r gwybed (PDF 391KB)

Activity sheet: Cylchgrawn Animal Action - Neuadd y llyffantod! (PDF 348KB)

Activity sheet: Cylchgrawn Animal Action - Pawb at y bwrdd! (PDF 338KB)

Activity sheet: Cylchgrawn Animal Action - Pigo, pigo! (PDF 686KB)

Teacher Notes: Ffeithiau am wenyn (PDF 96KB)

Teacher Notes: Pwy sy'n magu'r babi (atebion) (PDF 53KB)

Teacher Notes: Taflen ffeithiau am wenyn (PDF 54KB)