Create your own rainforest
Gratnells has partnered with AmazeLab to create an exclusive collection of #WhatsInMyTray activities.
Make your own rainforest in a tray with this simple task that is easy to do at home or in school.
- Gratnells tray
- Tin foil
- Play-Doh/modelling clay
- Tissue paper – ideally green and blue
What to do:
- Take your Gratnells tray
- Create a trough with your tinfoil making sure it has upright edges
- Add the tinfoil trough to the tray and surround the tinfoil with pebbles. This is your river.
- Add water to your jug and then pour the water into the tinfoil to bring the river to life!
- Cut your blue tissue paper in a vertical direction to create the effect of a water fall and place this over the end of your tray leading into the river.
- Cut out your green tissue paper to create the tops of your trees.
- Using the cardboard, cut into slips, curling them round to make cylinders. These will form the tallest tress in your rainforest.
- Secure the cardboard base of the trees to the tray with Play-Dog/modelling clay
- Use the green tissue paper to add the tops of the trees. Enjoy your rainforest!
- What animals would you find in a rainforest?
- Can you add them to your habitat?
- Why are trees important in a rainforest?
- What animals would you find living in a rainforest?
- How could you describe this habitat?
- Is this habitat suitable for all types of animals? Explain your answer.