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Educational Activities To Do At Home With Kids

Resources added weekly.
All About Trees
Animals of Oakwoods Metropark Word Search
Find and Count Pond Creatures
Frog Identifier/Caller (From
Hibernation Songs and Activities
How Do Animals Spend the Winter
Make a Mokuk
Make A Leaf Man
Melt-An-Ice Cube Game
Plant Life Cycles
Predator/Prey Adventure Crossword | Answers
Tree Rings
Turtle Puppet and Play
Wildflowers of Oakwoods Metropark Word Search
Winter Walk: Animal Tracks
Word Scramble

Preschool Pre-program Packets
Crawling Cuties
Life When It’s Snowy
Mammals Are Marvelous
Outstanding Owls
Shells Scales and Pollywog Tails
We’re Fond of Ponds
When I Was A Baby (Life Cycles)

Dear Kevin…

You may have heard of “Dear Abby”, or maybe you haven’t, but your Metroparks have a new spin on it. We have “Dear Kevin”. Our Interpretive Centers are closed right now, and our interpreters miss your questions as much as you miss visiting. If you or your family have nature, science, agriculture or regional history questions, you can still ask Kevin and get an answer!

Maybe you have a question about the frogs and birds you’re seeing in your backyard right now or your kids want to know why frogs croak or who used to live in the area that is now Oakwoods Metropark. Whatever your question is, write into Dear Kevin by emailing us at or sending us a private message on Facebook or Instagram. Kevin will post questions and answer back in our Facebook and Instagram stories, so be sure to follow our accounts and check our stories for the day’s answers.

P.S. – Parents, this could be a great way for kids to practice their typing and letter writing skills!

Educational Programming Video Series

New videos added weekly!
Beavers Along The Trail – Take a virtual trip with us and learn all about the beavers that live in Oakwoods Metropark!
Binoculars 101 – Join your Metroparks as we learn all about binoculars!
Eggs and Chicks – Watch baby chicks hatch from their eggs!
Frogs are Amphibians – Preschool – Hear a story, sing a song and watch a puppet show!
Learn All About Ranger the Red Tailed Hawk – See why Ranger’s home is at your Metroparks.
Maple’s Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark – Take a virtual tour of the farm’s Sugar Bush.
Meet Severus The Corn Snake – Watch with us as your learn about corn snakes!
Meet The Eastern Fox Snake – Join your Metoparks in learning about the eastern fox snake!
Micro Hike With Your Metroparks! – Come take a micro hike with us and get up close to nature. After, try it out at home!
Outstanding Owls – Preschool – Hear a story, sing a song and watch a puppet show!
Science with the Metroparks: Make your own crystals – Learn how to make crystals with household items! [Directions]
Science with your Metroparks: Make your own tie-dye paper – Learn how to make tie-dye paper. [Directions]

Scavenger Hunts

Ecosystems Ingredients Scavenger Hunt
Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt
Spring Celebration Scavenger Hunt 1
Spring Celebration Scavenger Hunt 2
Spring/Summer Scavenger Hunt
Trail-Tac-Toe Scavenger Hunt
Wetland Scavenger Hunt

Trail Guides

Acorn Nature Trail – Hudson Mills Metropark
Hike-Bike Trail – Hudson Mills Metropark

Coloring Pages

Color the Trees

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