Build a mini-pond

Build a watery wildlife paradise and attract pond life.

This is activity is about providing a home for frogs, toads, dragonflies, pondskaters... the list goes on!

Birds and mammals also use ponds as places to drink and sometimes bathe.

Once your pond has established itself and some residents have moved in, its a great place to explore the world of pond dipping. 


Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!

This activity supports the following subjects: Science, Design and Technology.



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What do I need?

What do I do?

  1. You can make a simple pond from a washing up bowl using our how-to guide below. Or if you're feeling ambitious, look at the guidance below to make a larger pond
  2. 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 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 you digging or filling your pond, or a photo of your completed design. Maybe even ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos!

Get them thinking

Here are some prompts to help with learning:

  • What do you need to consider about the materials you use?
  • How can you ensure wildlife will thrive in the environment you are creating?
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