Create a temporary home in nature with your friends.
Did you know?

Outdoor play helps keep our minds and bodies happy and healthy.

Explore your nature

Build a den icon.

Take inspiration from natural dens you can find.

Have a look around you – what can you find to help make a den?

What animals could you share your den with?

What can you hear, smell and touch inside you den?

Get creative

Add some homely touches to your den. Decorate with flowers or create leaf bunting to hang.

Find ways to camouflage your den – what colours does it need to blend into?

Practice your storytelling – what about your den inspires you?


Share photos of your den and your favourite stories with whānau and friends.


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