Sensory-rich activities: connecting people with the outdoors

Make your own bug hotel

 

words are arranged to create poetry

Bugs are really important in nature to control pests, pollinate flowers and keep our gardens and parks looking healthy. Why not give our little friends a helping hand by making them a hotel, a really interesting and appealing place to stay and be happy. Making a bug hotel is a really fun activity that anyone can get involved in; from foraging for materials to planning your construction and you don't even need a big space.

We have put together a handy guide to constructing your own hotel including hints and tips on what sort of materials to use. Download the how to guide (pdf 526KB)

We have also produced a spotters guide so that you can tick off your visitors when they check into the hotel Download the spotters guide (pdf 976KB)

 

a memory cafe group enjoy playing the poetry game

Links

Creative activities to do at home - get more nature based creative activities

Creative activities for carers - see how we're using activities to support carers

gofindit - get your hands on our international best selling scavenger hunt game
go find it card game

Have you seen our sense stickers?

stickers of the five senses

We have created a set of five beautifully hand drawn sense stickers for you to use. Great for planning sensory gardens or trails and brilliant fun as reward stickers when encouraging multi-sensory exploration.