Be an observer:
Go on a nature walk in the local environment to observe how different plants grow.
Be a reporter:
Research some of the world’s most striking trees such as those below and write a report about them. Have a go at recording your news bulletin.
Write a diary entry from the perspective of a seed who gets picked up by the wind and goes on an adventure.
Be a scientist:
Set up a home experiment using seeds and/or bulbs (you could use pips from an apple you’ve eaten for example). Observe and record the growth as they change over time. What do you need to make a fair comparison? Try different settings and environments to see what creates the best growing conditions.
Be a songwriter:
Research the requirements of plants for germination, growth and survival and make up your own rap about it. Explore free music apps and create some beats or a bass line then add your rap over the top – record it if you can.
Be a geographer:
Look up different species of birds from around the world and find their countries of origin on a globe or map. Find out about migration patterns and track the journey of a bird on a map. Do a lifelike drawing or painting of the most colourful or unusual bird you find.
Be a poet:
Many poets have penned verses about birds and trees, including William Shakespeare, Percy Shelley and John Keats. One of Emily Dickinson's most well-known poems is Hope Is The Thing With Feathers and uses the metaphor of hope as a bird. Try writing your own poem using nature as your inspiration.