Family Resources

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With physical distancing keeping families at home, family time is more important than ever!

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is here to help families of members and non-members alike to navigate these times. Here you will find resources and activities that you can give your kids to do on their own or do together as a family.

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Ask your family to write or draw what you think

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FEATURE ANIMAL

Black-Capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee is a familiar bird that you can find just about anywhere in B.C.! Growing to only 12-15 cm long, they have very good memory and can remember where they hid food for a long time. They are also very brave and comfortable around people, so they are common to find at bird feeders!

AT HOME ACTIVITY

Bark Owl

What you need:

    • Tree bark
    • 2 acorns or tree cones
    • Twigs
    • Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
    • Hot glue

How To:

  1. Explore your local park or forest and gather tree bark, twigs and acorns/tree cones from the forest floor.
  2. Carefully break the bark you find into the shape of an owl
  3. Glue the 2 acorn caps or tree cones onto the bark to be the owl’s eyes
  4. Glue the pumpkin or sunflower seed pointing down between the eyes to be the owl’s beak
  5. Glue the owl to a twig to display it!

FEATURE RESOURCES

Fun Nature-Themed Activities for Kids:

Fireflies and Mudpies

Discover more fun crafts and activities to do with your family!

Wildlife Safety:

WildSafe BC

Learn about local animals and how to be safe and respectful around them.