July 11 – August 14, 2022
Each week WRL will provide a link to one or more free activities that teaches children and adults about nature, our environment and of course, local Wildlife! Show us how much fun you all are having by posting your family’s creations and results on your Facebook and Instagram pages. Be sure to tag WRL at #CampPaws.
But wait, our local wildlife want to join in with the summer fun too! Animals take the season to do their own activities: swimming, crafting nests, and learning to crack nuts and catch food. WRL is making sure even the injured and orphaned wildlife still have a memorable summer, and you can help! Your donations help us make sure these animals get the food, shelters, activities, and medicine they need for their summer ‘break’ before being released back into the wild. Learn more about Camp PAWs to help out wildlife.
These links provides instructions on how to build various habitats as well as other environmental activities that you may enjoy!
Junior level crossword puzzle
Arts & Crafts
Instructions on how to make rice socks used by veterinarians and rehabilitators to provide warmth to wildlife.
Knitted Bird Nest
Bird Nest Knitting tutorial from Studio Knit
Nest Patterns for Wildlife Rescues
Knitting and crocheting patterns from Bev’s Contry Cottage
Knitted or crocheted nests
Instructions for knitted or crocheted nest patterns. View pdf.
Recycled Plastic Nests
Instructions for crocheted nest pattern. View pdf.
Basket Pattern you can Knit up in a Flash from Little Yellow Wheelbarrow
Hammocks and More
Sewing tutorial from The Rat Lady
Sewing tutorial from The Bohemian Rat Youtube channel
Hammocks for wildlife sewing instructions. View pdf.
Common Rat Hammocks and Accessories
Many sewing tutorials and patterns from Ratpolis. View pdf.
Sewing pattern from Animal Rescue Freecycle. This pattern’s size can be adjusted to make smaller ones as well. View pattern pdf.
Download the Bingo Cards, then go explore your local area and spot any animals you see on your cards. Find all the animals in a row, diagonally, or across on your card if you can; but don’t stop there, play BlackOut and look for them all! Be sure to tag your animals photos, or your completed card, with #CampPaws and share your fun with us on Facebook and Instagram. Be mindful that,while some of us are on summer vacation, wildlife are always working. Respect their space and do not touch or disturb any animals for a photo; seeing them is fun enough!