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Hedgehog activities for schools

5th March 2019

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have just launched an education pack for schools and teachers. From homes for hogs to bug banquets these resources will help students get to know the world of hedgehogs.

These free hedgehog themed activities are best used with primary aged children. They cover a variety of national curriculum subjects and programmes of study, and can be carried out come rain or shine.

They are designed to be used by teachers and other educators and leaders, with school classes, kids clubs, scout and guide groups etc., covering mainly science, but also art and design, design and technology, computing, maths, citizenship and PE. Each activity has multiple links  to the current national curriculum for England listed in the leader’s notes.

“My son’s primary school had a ‘hedgehog day’ at a farm where we used some of the PTES educational resources. They said it was ‘the best trip ever’ and returned home to hassle their parents to make holes in their garden fences!” – Ursula

How to get started

Everything here is FREE. Simply click on the links below to download our teacher/leader’s notes for each activity. These detail the activity, list links to national curriculum programmes of study and state time and resources needed. They also include extension/higher level activities for you to adapt as you wish. Some activities also have additional work sheets to download.

Hedgehog activity sheets for children

What other resources do you have?

Don’t forget, as a Hedgehog Champion you will have access to more free downloadable resources, for kids, including hedgehog colouring, an interactive game and slides for a kids presentation. Hedgehog Street is a joint campaign from People’s Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Register today to become a Hedgehog Champion!

Primary Schools can now also take part in the Hedgehog Friendly Schools awards, with Bronze, Silver and Gold levels up for grabs! The award is accredited by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS). Email for more information.