Primary Resources

Learning Resources: Primary

The World Beneath Our Feet - A series of activities investigating soil.

Branching out into books - A list of woodland themed books.

Tree Stories - A story for each month about a Scottish tree. Available in both English and Gaelic:

Woodland learning activity postcards - A range of woodland activities in postcard form:

Scavenging around: setting up a woodland scavenger hunt

Carried away: investigating seed dispersal

What’s in the trees? exploring the uses of different parts of trees

My woodland journey: creating a woodland ‘journey’ stick’

Tied in knots: knots for shelter building

Woodland hideaways: suggestions for den building


Tree Measuring - Activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees.

ABC Gaelic poem poster - Each letter of the Gaelic alphabet relates to a tree name. This Gaelic poem was used to teach children the alphabet. Available in English and Gaelic.

Aibidil na Ghàidhlig le Craobhan: The Gaelic alphabet through trees - Each of the 18 letters of the Gaelic alphabet relates to a tree name. This bilingual poster lists the letters and the tree names in Gaelic and English.

Summer woodland activities - Woodland activities for summer

Spring woodland activities -Woodland activities for springtime.  There are two sets of resources: Spring 1 and Spring 2 

How a tree works - Illustrating the functions of different parts of a tree. How a Tree Works Poster and How a Tree Works Activity Plan

Seeds, leaves and trees - Illustrating the range of trees  Seed, leaves and Trees Resource Cards

Seed dispersal - Investigating the dispersal of seeds of a range of trees.  3 resources: Activities and games, Resource Cards and an Information Note.

Carbon equivalent - Investigating how much carbon is produced by everyday activities and the role played by trees in storing carbon.  Resource Cards 

Carbon footprint - Exploring the concept of a ‘carbon footprint’ and the role of trees in carbon capture. 4 resources: Resource Cards, Activity Plan, Worksheet and an Information Note.

The woodland management tree cycle - Highlighting the importance of sustainable management of our woodlands. 2 resources: Resource Cards and Activity Plan.

Why are trees important? - Exploring how we sustainably manage our woodlands and the benefits they provide. 2 resources: Resource Cards and Activity Plan.

The First Foresters: explore the Neolithic in Scotland’s native woodlands - exploring the archaeology of Neolithic farmers, Scotland’s first foresters.

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: imagining Mesolithic life in Scotland’s forests and woodlands - relating to the novel Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver and its hunter-gatherer woodland setting.

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: Coastal resources poster, Every part of the deer poster and Raven camp poster

The Woodland Workout: an enterprising and active woodland trail - An educator’s guide to woodland activities and physical exercises.

Our Scots Pine poster - An illustration of a Scots pine and the species it supports

Trees, people and the country estate: A resource exploring the Scottish Enlightenment and the development of the wooded landscape of Scotland.

Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment - An introduction to the story of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry.

Songs for outdoor learning - A collection of songs with a woodland setting.