Quick Environmental Games - under 20 minutes

Need a quick activity outdoors? We've got some great games to inspire you!

Years: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 20mins

Subjects: PSHE, Science


Resource Overview

All of our environmental games are under 20 minutes and use minimal resources so you can play them anywhere and at anytime. So, whether you are starting a new topic, need to burn off some class energy, or are waiting for the bus to turn up at the end of a school trip reach for our handy guide. Our fun and creative short games all have a natural and eco twist and are sure to be a class favourite.

 

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Resource Assets

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Complete guide

All of the environmental games

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Animal Consequences

To use creativity to investigate adaptations

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Animal Senses: Bat and moth

To encourage pupils to think about animal senses, particularly echolocation. To know that some animals have more well developed senses than we do.

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Animal Traffic Lights

To energetically act out life in a woodland habitat

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Build a tree

A short physical activity to explore the structure of a tree and work together as a class

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Exploring Senses

To explore senses by using animal sounds and smells to find your mate.

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Harming Habitats

To understand the impacts of habitat destruction and the interdependence of different organisms

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Homes for sale

To investigate what factors in the environment may determine where organisms live. To introduce pupils to habitat investigations by focusing on a small area.

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Magic Spot

To provide pupils with an opportunity to experience a quiet reflective space and encourage a sense of place.

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Mini Pictures

To recreate a theme/view using natural materials in a mini picture

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Minibeast Sculptures

To use art to create a sculpture of a minibeast they have observed.

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Oh deer!

To show the impact on populations in response to the availability of resources. To increase understanding that resource availability determines the carrying capacity of a habitat.

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Sticky Boots

To promote awareness of different tree species and identification

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Tall Tales

To use natural materials to inspire stories