Activities


Bring a piece of nature indoors with these fun filled squirrel themed activities. Get crafty with everyday materials from around your home, or explore your garden or local patch with a scavenger hunt challenge. Watch this space as our collection of nature based activities will be growing in the coming weeks.

Get started by selecting an activity type from the list below, following links for instructions, worksheets and printouts.

 

Make your own squirrel

Not been able to get out squirrel spotting? Why not make your own squirrels? All you need is two toilet roll tubes, a pair of scissors and some paints, colouring crayons, pencils or pens for decorating.

Follow the link below for our easy to follow, step by step guide:

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Build your own binoculars

Wildlife watchers in the making can now build their own binoculars. Start your squirrel spotting journey with a handful of materials found around the house. You’ll need two toilet roll tubes, string, paper, scissors, glue, an elastic band and a whole punch or pen.

Follow the link below for our easy to follow, step by step guide:

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Make a red squirrel mask

Sport those quirky tufted ears with a mask of our favourite mammal. This is a perfect family fun craft to do with primary-aged kids, all you need is a printer, A4 card, colouring crayons, pencils or pens, scissors, a hole punch and some string or elastic to bring the mask to life.

Download our printable mask template below:

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Make salt dough squirrels

Salt dough squirrels are great fun to make and you get to play with them afterwards! To get started you’ll need plain flour, salt, water, a baking tray lined with baking paper, an oven or airing cupboard, paintbrushes, acrylic paint and varnish. An adult will need to help younger children with parts of this activity.

Follow the link below for our easy to follow, step by step guide:

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Go on a scavenger hunt

How many squirrel-themed items can you find around your house or garden? Take part in our red squirrel scavenger hunt and let us know what you find!

Click the link below for the scavenger hunt checklist:

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Try our word search

We’ve hidden away 10 squirrel related words, can you find them?

Click the links below for the word search puzzle:

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Fill in the blanks

Can you help us tell the story of Scotland’s red squirrel by filling in the blanks?

Click the links below for the activity sheet:

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What squirrels eat

A dot-to-dot colouring sheet.

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Colour in the red squirrel’s coat

Red squirrels can come in a variety of colours, what will this one be?

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Get creative with this fluffy red

Can you create texture with your colouring in?

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Play with pattern

Use colour to bring this red squirrel to life!

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Sightings

Seen a squirrel? We want to hear about it!

All sightings are valuable, whether they’re from your back garden or the wider countryside.

Report a sighting