In the spring and summer, grassy verges and fields explode in a riot of colourful wild flowers. A perfect opportunity to go colour spotting!
Charging along countryside paths and through fields is a great way to let off steam, but if you slow down and look at the plants around you, you might be surprised by how many different types you can see.
It's a great time of the year to go on a hunt for all of the different flowers that have come into bloom. They come in all sorts of colours. See how many different ones you can spot and record.
Daisy chains and dandelion seed clocks can be part of the fun too. Blooming beautiful!
Are you doing this activity as part of your ild Challenge? Find out how you are progressing – are you getting closer to gold?
Did you know: there's a flower called sneezewort, which used to be used to make sneezing powder! Aaachoo!
What you will need
- Our Activity sheet (download in: English or Cymraeg/Bilingual)
- Wildflower ID sheet
- Optional - a wild flower guide - if you'd like to go into a bit more detail!
- Pen or pencil
- Camera or smartphone
Welsh/English bilingual resources are also now available for our family Wild Challenge activities/ Adnoddau dwyieithog rŵan ar gael ar gyfer gweithgareddau Sialens Wyllt
- Find a patch of long grass or a path with lots of flowers along it. Wherever you go make sure you have permission to be there and that it's safe.
- Use our activity sheet (download in: English or Cymraeg/Bilingual) to find as many colours as you can. If there's more than one of you, see who can get all their colours first!
- If you want to take an extra step, you can even try identifying some of the flowers you spot and be on the way to becoming a botanical boffin.
- Use a flower ID sheet, or a wildflower guide if you’d like to go into a little bit more detail
- Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo, drawing, painting or description of your experience to help earn your award.
Completing the activity
Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading a photo of what you saw or your family on the look out! Alternatively, draw or paint what you saw or upload a description of your experience.