15 Minutes - Rainy Days
and Nature Nights
We aren't all about sunshine and fair weather here at Nature Days HQ - Getting out into Nature can be fantastically rewarding any time of day or night. Getting out and playing in the rain is wonderful for building resilience in the little ones too.
Go on a Bat Hunt
It's dusk-what better to do than go looking for Bats! Check out the link for useful facts your kids will love about Bats. Look in the Where Bats Live section for tips on how to find bats.
Enjoy a Story Walk
Find a sheltered spot on your night time route and play the Story Game-Check out the link for ideas. You could also bring a favourite book to read by torch light-how many flying bugs come to listen too?
Go out and find worms after the rain stops- that's when they come out!
Puddle Jumping Contest
See who can throw the best body shapes while jumping in puddles
Go on a bird walk at dusk
Birds are very active as the light fades so take some time to watch and listen
Explore the night sky
Half the fun of stargazing is watching your kids cultivate a sense of curiosity and wonder for the world around them. Use one of the many Apps to help locate the planets and constellations- SkyView
Have a rain picnic
Bring a flask of something warm like hot chocolate, find shelter from the rain in your garden or park