Our Kids Branch

We have many wonderful drawings, puzzles, colouring-in pictures, facts and figures for you to do and learn from. Enjoy!

 


Join the dots and discover what animal this is! Then colour in your picture.


Summer brings out the snakes

Hi everyone. Summer’s here and that means fun times outdoors. It’s also the time that snakes are out and about. Did you know that in Australia about 3000 people are bitten by snakes per year? Here are some ways to avoid snake bites and stay safe in snake environments:

  • Don’t put your hand into hollow logs or underneath rocks where snakes may be hiding;
  • Don’t try to catch or kill snakes that you find in the bush, or around the house;
  • If you do find a snake make sure you tell mum, dad or the closest adult.
  • If someone is bitten by a snake, make sure to call the emergency number (000) and ask for the ambulance service, wrap the snake bite but do not rinse it with water (the venom in the wound can help doctors find out which anti-venom to give the injured person) and try to keep the person calm. The snake venom travels faster if the heart is beating fast.

Snake facts: a snake can 'unhinge' its jaws so that it can eat something two or three times the size of its own head. They also have poor eyesight, and so have sensors that can pick up vibrations that help them hunt prey and avoid predators!

A very big thank you to Peter, Amber and Rowan who have coloured in our slithery snake over the Christmas holidays and sent in their artwork. Well done to you all!


True or False:

  1. All trees lose their leaves during autumn.
  2. Magpies only eat insects.
  3. Trees grow from the top, rather than from the bottom up.

Answers:

  1. False! Some types of trees, called ‘evergreen’ trees, keep their leaves all year long! Trees that lose their leaves are called ‘deciduous’ trees.
  2. False! Magpies are omnivores, which means they can eat meat, such as insects, as well as plants, fruits and seeds.
  3. True! You can make a mark in the tree and measure from the ground up to the mark. Then come back a few years later and you will find that the mark you made is still the same distance from the ground even though the tree may be several metres taller.

True or false?

Bushwalking with woolly socks can spread weeds. (True – weed seeds can attach to your socks and fall off in other bushland areas, thus growing new weed plants. So remember to check your socks after walking through weedy areas).

Sweeping suburban weeds down the drain is a good way to get rid of them. (False – this can spread weeds into our waterways).

Dumped lawn clippings can continue to survive and grow, spreading into new areas. (True - the responsible way to get rid of lawn clippings is to use your compost or green waste bin).


If you have a story to share, or would like to send in a picture please address it to taniak@treesforlife.org.au or post to 5 May Tce, Brooklyn Park, SA, 5032

Kids calculate your carbon footprint

Its a real eye-opener and will make you think about how you can change your habits to have less of an impact on our earth.

 

 

 

 

Calculate your carbon footprint visit the Zerofootprint website - its truly an eye-opener and will make you think about how you can change your habits to have less of an impact on our earth.