Age Guide: preschool and primary school
Winter can make it tough to spend large periods of time outside, which makes this nature activity perfect for the chilly weather.
National Museums Scotland have put together instructions on how to create a pitfall trap in your garden (or any available natural space). Set it up, head back inside to warm up and then revisit later in the afternoon or the next day to see what you've captured. You can then observe them, draw them, photograph them, make scientific observations or even bring them inside if you'd like to keep an eye on them for a little while. After your mini scientist has observed all them can, release the creatures back in the same location.
Full instructions on the NMS website.