Make your own nature display

Collect and display your nature finds for everyone else to enjoy

What do you need?
  • Jam jars or other display containers
  • Your nature finds, e.g. shells, tree bark, snail shells etc.
  • Paper and pens to make labels

As with any activity, they will need an adult to help them.

  • How many can do this?
  • Will suit what age?
  • How long does the fun last?

A wonderful way to encourage children to get outside to learn and celebrate the natural world beyond their window.

Step 1
Step 1

Get the kids to choose your designated nature table and position it somewhere where everyone can enjoy their collections and favourite finds. If you’re struggling to find room in your house to show off the nature display, choose an area in your garden or on your window ledge instead.

Step 2
Step 2

Collect old jam jars or similar transparent pots to display items in, and position these on the table ready to be filled.

Step 3
Step 3

Go on a mission to hunt out nature’s treasure. A few ideas below:

  • Shells displayed in jam jars
  • A collection of different tree bark
  • Snail shells
  • Abandoned bird nests (make sure these are abandoned and empty before you collect them)
  • Moss- and lichen-covered sticks
  • Pinecones
  • Interesting pebbles

Step 4

Finally you might want to feature labels and descriptions talking about what you have on display and where you found them.