Tracking Animals in The Last Green Valley
You can make a game out of looking for animal tracks in The Last Green Valley! It sure is fun to do. Take your family and friends on a hike, and look to the ground. How many different animal tracks can you see? Can you recognize which animals left the tracks? How big is your footprint next to a deer track? Have fun! We got this great tracking guide from the State of MA’s Wildlife Division.
Moose on the Loose The Last Green Valley!
Learn about moose! Color him in as he would look in nature or make a colorful moose!
Make a hand print reindeer in The Last Green Valley!
You’ve seen hand print turkeys, but did you ever make a hand print reindeer? Have fun doing this, and learn fun facts about deer in our National Heritage Corridor, too. Click here to see how easy it is to be an artist!
Grow an evergreen tree from pine cone seeds in The Last Green Valley!
Did you know that pine cones have seeds hiding inside them, and YOU can plant them. See how easy it is to try to grow your own evergreen tree. Here is the instruction sheet that will help you become an Acorn Scientist!
Feed the Birds in The Last Green Valley!
Here are the directions for you to make your own bird feeder. The birds with say “Thank you tweetie!’
Create Leaf Art in The Last Green Valley!
In September 2015, our Acorn Adventure took us to the Quinebaug River Trail in Killingly, where we identified trees, leaves and more! After gathering some various specimens, the leaf art began! Click here for some ideas and you can make your own leaf critters, butterflies, placemats, and coasters. Use your imagination!
Scavenger Hunt items to find in the woods and waters The Last Green Valley!
Here is our list of things we found on our scavenger hunt in Southbridge at the McKinstry Brook Trail, but you can look for them in lots of places! Click here to get a list of fun scavenger hunt items that you can find!!
Springtime Hopscotch Challenge in The Last Green Valley!
You’ve seen the same old hopscotch game, right? 8 or 10 squares. That is EASY!
That is for everyone else, but we like to do even more in The Last Green Valley.
The Last Green Valley Springtime Hopscotch Challenge is on. Take the challenge with your family, friends, school, library, scout troops, church! All ages are welcome to be creative and hop on board this challenge!
Requirement: Make your hopscotch grid with 35 squares – one for each town in The Last Green Valley.
Send your pictures to Marcy@tlgv.org. We love pictures of hopscotchers in The Last Green Valley and Ranger Marcy might hop on out to jump with you on your Hopscotch Challenge!
We’ll post your pictures on our Acorn Club PIX page, on our Facebook page, and you can even enter your pictures in our “Photo of the Week” contest.
P.S. If you write the name of a TLGV town in each square, that will be AWESOME!
Brimfield, Charlton, Dudley, E. Brookfield, Holland, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Webster in MA.
Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Windham, Woodstock in CT.
The Last Green Valley Spring Word Scramble
Some rascal has scrambled up some springtime words in The Last Green Valley. Can you please unscramble them? Pretty please with sugar on top??
Salamander Coloring in The Last Green Valley!
We know that salamanders can be colorful! Can you make this salamander look like the Spotted Salamander? Or maybe you can make your own special colored salamander and give him or her a name. Email your pictures to Marcy@tlgv.org!
Stuck in the “Mud” in The Last Green Valley!
All the fun of mud without the mess! Use an open and dry area. Use this game to talk about and figure out why we sometimes have mud, and sometimes don’t! Is the ground frozen underneath and thawing on top? Did it rain a lot lately?
To play: Pick someone to be “it.” When “it” tags someone, they’re stuck in the mud and can’t move. To get unstuck, someone else has to tag you on the shoulder. Once everybody gets tagged, the game is over. Then do it again! And again! And again!
Pine Cone Spoon Race Tests Your Balancing Skills in The Last Green Valley!
There are all sorts of pine cones in The Last Green Valley! They come in different shapes & sizes, but have you ever tried to balance one on a spoon and have a race! How to have a Pine Cone Spoon Race!
Learn How to Fly Like a Bird in The Last Green Valley!
OK – we can’t really fly because we have arms and not wings, but we can use our imaginations to become light as a feather and soar with the eagles in The Last Green Valley! Find out how to spread your wings and fly!
Run Like a Rabbit in The Last Green Valley!
There are so many places to run and enjoy fresh air in our National Heritage Corridor. This game is a fun way to see how fast you can run – just like a rabbit in The Last Green Valley! See how to do it!
Learn about your watershed in The Last Green Valley!
What exactly is a watershed? What is your watershed address? Where does all the rain water go, rushing down your street after a storm? How does walking your dog impact the health of fish in a nearby stream? Find out with an activity booklet just for you:
Connecting the Drops -Exploring Long Island Sound’s Watersheds
Act out Nature Charades in The Last Green Valley!
At our August 2015 Acorn Adventure, we acted out all of these Nature Charades under the full moon and by the fire pit! Click here to get the list and some fun facts about each subject, then have fun with your family and friends, acting out charades like fishing!
Play Leap Frog in The Last Green Valley!
When is the last time you played this silly, simple, family friendly game? It is as simple as it sounds! Hop out there, get leaping, email your fun pictures to Marcy@tlgv.org.
Make Your Own Craft Dragonflies in The Last Green Valley!
Patriotic Flag Word Search in The Last Green Valley!
Fish Crossword Puzzle Fun in The Last Green Valley!