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Nature Cat | Activities

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!

Nature Cat tracking footprints

Amazing Animals

Beaks as Tools

Beaks as Tools

Use the right beak for the right job!

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Bird Journal

Bird Journal

Observe our feathered friends.

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Bird Nesting Orbs

Bird Nesting Orbs

Help birds find nesting materials.

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Here are a few tips to help you become an expert bird-watcher.

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Butterfly Seed Pods

Butterfly Seed Pods

Create a seed pod to grow a butterfly garden!

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Butterfly Wings

Butterfly Wings

Create wings with blob painting.

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Eat Like a Butterfly

Eat Like a Butterfly

Drink from a pretend “flower” like butterflies do!

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Homemade Nectar

Homemade Nectar

Make a treat for your butterfly friends!

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Make Your Own Tracks

Make Your Own Tracks

Make colorful life-size tracks with your feet!

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Rubber Stamp Animal Tracks

Rubber Stamp Animal Tracks

Make your very own animal tracks with homemade stamps!

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Track Those Tracks

Track Those Tracks

Compare tracks from different animals, and learn to identify an animal by its tracks!

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Earth Day is Every Day

Making Instruments

Making Instruments

Reuse objects to make music.

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Nature Art

Nature Art

Turn leaves and twigs into works of art!

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Grass head

Nature Cat Grass Head

Make a silly Nature Cat head with real plant "fur" on top!

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Nature Cat Puppet

Nature Cat Puppet

Reuse your paper bags by turning them into Nature Cat and his friends!

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Outdoor Explorers

Fossil Fun

Fossil Fun

Learn how imprints become fossils by using clay to make your own pretend "fossil."

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Nature Card

Nature Card

Make someone happy with a nature greeting card!

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Nature Instruments

Nature Instruments

Make music with nature.

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Trail Journal

Trail Journal

Use this journal to keep track of what you see and hear in national parks!

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Super Science

Balloonmobile

Balloon Mobile

Build a toy hovercraft that runs on air power!

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Floating Scarves

Floating Scarves

Move like the wind!

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Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Learn about the properties of ice and salt with this quick and fun science experiment!

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Ice Sculpture

Ice Sculpture

Learn about melting by turning ice into art!

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Pinwheel

Pinwheel

Make your own pinwheel to catch the wind!

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Seek and Find

Seek and Find

Observe nature in a “scavenger hunt” matching game!

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What Will the Wind Blow?

What Will the Wind Blow?

Which things blow in the wind? Check and see!

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Wildlife Journal

Wildlife Journal

Keep track of all the animals you meet with your very own journal!

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