Nature Cat | Activities
It’s time to get outside and take the Nature Cat show on the road! These games, activities, and nature-inspired crafts not only serve as a resource for parents and educators, but also as a direct and fun connection to nature that builds on kids’ knowledge gained from watching Nature Cat! Whether in the yard, park, or classroom, these first-hand experiences with nature are designed to help children develop a greater sense of wonder and curiosity for outdoor exploration.
Hey, Girl Scouts! You can now team up with Nature Cat and his pals to earn a free Nature Cat Explorer patch! Get started on your Girl Scout outdoor adventure here!
Beaks as Tools
Use the right beak for the right job!
Observe our feathered friends.
Bird Nesting Orbs
Help birds find nesting materials.
Here are a few tips to help you become an expert bird-watcher.
Butterfly Seed Pods
Create a seed pod to grow a butterfly garden!
Create wings with blob painting.
Eat Like a Butterfly
Drink from a pretend “flower” like butterflies do!
Make a treat for your butterfly friends!
Make Your Own Tracks
Make colorful life-size tracks with your feet!
Rubber Stamp Animal Tracks
Make your very own animal tracks with homemade stamps!
Track Those Tracks
Compare tracks from different animals, and learn to identify an animal by its tracks!
Earth Day is Every Day
Bingo! And Help a Tree-O!
Protecting trees is both noble and fun!
Reuse objects to make music.
Turn leaves and twigs into works of art!
Nature Cat Grass Head
Make a silly Nature Cat head with real plant "fur" on top!
Nature Cat Puppet
Reuse your paper bags by turning them into Nature Cat and his friends!
Tally Ho, Let’s Grow!
Plant an acorn for Oaktober.
Learn how imprints become fossils by using clay to make your own pretend "fossil."
Make someone happy with a nature greeting card!
Make music with nature.
Use this journal to keep track of what you see and hear in national parks!
Build a toy hovercraft that runs on air power!
Move like the wind!
Learn about the properties of ice and salt with this quick and fun science experiment!
Learn about melting by turning ice into art!
Make your own pinwheel to catch the wind!
Seek and Find
Observe nature in a “scavenger hunt” matching game!
What Will the Wind Blow?
Which things blow in the wind? Check and see!
Keep track of all the animals you meet with your very own journal!