Activity sheets

Make the most of your visit to the river by downloading one of our activity sheets to take with you!

Autumn, winter, spring or summer, there are lots of fun ideas and activities to do as a family whilst enjoying the outdoors down at your local river.

The activity sheets are split into four categories to help your child(ren) develop essential learning skills whilst having fun exploring nature and the wildlife found at the river:

Art & Craft, Literacy & Phonics, Maths, and Computer skills.

If you’re looking for places to walk by the river, check out our trails, including our very own Tale Trail, Elma and the Giant

Girls taking photograph of the reflection of trees in the river

River reflections

How many different reflections can you see?

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Child cupping their ear

Sounds of the riverbank

Listen carefully, what can you hear?

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The River Eden at Lazonby

River safety

Top tips to keep your family safe by the river

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Boy river dipping

Name that minibeast

Go river dipping and discover the minibeasts that live there

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Children playing pooh sticks

Poohsticks

Maths fun whilst playing this well-loved game

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Memory catcher made from natural materials hung from a tree

River memory catcher

Make a lasting reminder of your visit

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Daisies showing through a foot cut out from cardboard

Flower footprints

No daisies will be harmed in the making of these footprints!

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boats made from bark and fir cones

River boats

Sail away on a boat made from natural materials

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River scavenger hunt

Can you be the first to find all the river features?

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children looking at pictures of things found at the river

River sketch 'n' speak

Brush up on your 'river speak' and map a river

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Leaf

Leaf count

How many different leaf shapes can you spot?

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Leaves

Leaf multiplication

Test your multiplication skills out and about

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A letter made from natural materials

Living letters

Spell out your name using natural materials

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a mud monster stuck to a tree

Mud monsters

Make a monster out of natural materials to protect the river!

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Shelter for insects made from natural materials

Minibeast shelters

Give an insect a home!

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A face made from a stone and other natural materials

Nature faces

Create a face using the natural materials around you

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Tree truck with cracks in it

Nature's angles

How many angles can you find in the great outdoors?

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Red Admiral butterfly

Nature's shapes

Spot the shapes found around you on your walk by the river

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A collection of natural materials arranged by colour

Rainbow walk

Can you make a rainbow from natural things?

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Bridge at Carlisle, Cumbria

River A-Z

Test your alphabet skills down by the river

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Child cupping their ear

Secret sounds

Ssshh! Can you hear nature's secret sounds?

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Egg box containing natural leaves and berries

Texture trail

Discover textures of natural things

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Flowers frozen in ice and hung from a tree branch

Ice art

Create something beautiful from water

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clay circle with a pattern of flower petals, leaves and berries

Perfect circles

Create designs with perfect symmetry

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Illusion of a hand touching a cloud in the sky

Photo perspectives

Look at the river in a different way

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Girl taking a photograph

Photography hints and tips

Help your family to take great photos

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Boy kneeling near the ground

Riverside micro trail

Hunt for some of Eden's smallest inhabitants

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