Song of the wood

Age 3-5

Activity Type

outdoor play

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Song of the wood

Listen to the woods in summer – what can you hear?

Next time you’re in the woods, stand still and listen for the sounds of summer.

  • Listen carefully – can you hear insects and animals chirping and snuffling?
  • Try coming back another day, or when it’s raining. Does the wood sound different?
  • Write a poem using the sounds you hear

Woods have a different song during the morning and at night, and in different seasons. Note down what you can hear each time you visit.

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