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Fun activities for 9 -11 year olds

Summer activities to enjoy with your child, whilst supporting their reading, maths and science skills.

build a campfire

Perfect for a clear night under the stars. The Woodland Trust has kindly shared with us some handy tips on how to build the best camp fire and keep safe too, inspired by our favourite new summer read The Wilderness War.
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build a campfire

So you’ve already built the perfect campfire and now you’re ready for an evening snack? We'll just leave this recipe for delicious campfire bread twists here...
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Summer Reading Challenge

Take our Summer Reading Challenge! Print out the grid and try to complete five across in any direction. Stuck for reading ideas? Look at our recommendations, or explore our free eBook library.
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Can you find all the geographical terms in this wordsearch, from Eyjafjallajökull to tectonics?
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Are you an ace plane-building pilot? Make and decorate the best aircraft you can to compete in a paper aeroplane competition with friends and gather the results on our data collection sheet. How far will yours fly?
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choose books

Are you stuck for something to read? Or are you looking to try something new? Get inspired by our summer reading recommendations. Perfect for a rainy day indoors or a sunny afternoon in the garden.
Books for 9 - 11 year olds

You can explore shapes and angles by simply folding paper. Origami is an ancient Japanese art using folded paper to create beautiful shapes and figures. What shapes do you make while folding this penguin?
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summer flowers

Do you know your brambles from your bugles? Get out and about this summer with our Summer Flower ID activity sheet, kindly shared with us by The Woodland Trust and our new favourite summer read The Wilderness War.
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Fill in the grid with the letters to find bee-related buzz words until you can guess more words and find all of the letters
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books

Encourage children with their reading and writing with book reviews. If they’re struggling with what to write Book Trust has some handy tips which include prompting questions for them to answer.
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make a frog pond

It’s not as hard as you might think to make a frog pond in the garden thanks to these simple instructions shared with us by The Woodland Trust. Help preserve wildlife just as Noah and his friends do in our new favourite summer read The Wilderness War.
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super sticks

With a bit of imagination, a humble stick can be anything! The Woodland Trust has kindly provided us with 20 ideas of things to do with sticks but you can always come up with more!
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find tracks

Ready to get detecting? See how many different sets of footprints you can find and cross them off on our Fantastic Tracks activity sheet [hyperlink], kindly shared with us by The Woodland Trust.
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