Mini Dens

In this fun, hands-on activity, children will use team work, communication skills and lots of creativity and imagination to build mini dens from outdoor materials.

In this dynamic resource from the Eden Project, a challenge is set: a storm is on the horizon and a group of intrepid outdoor explorers need a roof over their heads quick!

Can you help them by building them a shelter made from natural materials? When building mini dens outside you need look no further than the ground beneath your feet for some wonderful natural materials.

The Mini Dens may include pinecones, curly twigs or pieces of bark. Leaves and petals are great for roofing, while rocks and pebbles can strengthen a shelter against bad weather. Shop around – foraging outdoors offers endless possibilities!