Activities and resources
Enjoy our youth co-created learning resources at Kew or at home.
Kew’s Youth Forum and volunteer Youth Explainers have collaborated with artists and scientists to create fun activities exploring why plants and fungi are important.
How to use our resources
Whether you want to use the traditional pen and paper, or go mobile — we have got you covered.
- download the activities below to print at home and complete when you next visit the Gardens
- access the activities below on your mobile or tablet when on the move at Kew, and jot down your answers in a note-taking app
Connecting with Nature
Develop your connection to the natural world and discover the power of zine-making with these creative activities developed with Kew’s Youth Forum.
Plants in everyday life
Discover how plants and fungi impact our everyday lives. From our local park to food, clothes and medicine, plants and fungi can be found in the most unsuspecting places.
How to make a zine
Learn how to use zine-making and DIY self-publishing to share ideas and make your voice heard.
Why are plants important to you
Plants and fungi affect all areas of our lives. We need them for food, clothes and medicine, and natural spaces help our wellbeing. Without plants and fungi, there wouldn’t be anything else.
Temperate House scavenger hunts
Explore the Temperate House and solve scavenger hunts developed by our Youth Explainers. Discover amazing stories and learn more about plants and conservation.
Explore and unlock the secrets of the Africa zone in the Temperate House.
Adventuring into Asia
Complete this series of challenges to unearth the Asia zone in the Temperate House.
Solve exciting and challenging puzzles in the Islands zone of the Temperate House.
Journey through the Scorching Outback
Using the clues, explore the Australia zone in the Temperate House to find the plants and complete the quest.
Explore the natural world through the lens of photography with these simple guides.
Explore the diversity of plants on display or around your local area.
Think about why some plants may be endangered in the wild.
Can you spot any useful plants at Kew Gardens or in your local area?