Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book by Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper

The Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book is a new favourite in our house. We’re very lucky to live close to a large wood and once the snow has disappeared we’ll be heading out with the book to discover more about trees and woodland inhabitants.

Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book - Story SnugHorace and Hattie first appeared in the hedgehugs picture book series and now they’re back with a new activity book to help children discover the wonders of their local woods. The book is packed with activities, puzzles, challenges and information about trees, leaves, flowers, woodland animals, bugs and insects. On every page you can look out for Sid the Snail who joins Hattie and Horace on their woodland adventures.

The book begins with a double page spread full of tips that you need to know before you go into the woods and a list of things that you may need to take with you. Different types of trees are explained, we can’t wait to do the leaf colour hunt activity and we’ll definitely be doing some bark rubbing. There’s also information about the seeds and nuts that you can find on a particular tree and suggestions for tree related activities you can do while in the woods.

Woodland Owl - Story SnugWe love the way that The Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book encourages children to use different senses, from observing the environment around them, including looking at animal tracks and different types of woodland flowers, to listening to the sounds that can be heard in the woods and using touch to discover the different textures that can be found. There are so many wonderful learning activities including a scavenger hunt, collecting a rainbow, a woodland quiz and a bug hunt.

There’s a woodland tasty treat to make, puzzles and various woodland inspired crafts including a loo roll creature that my daughter made. If you’re looking for woodland inspired activities this is definitely the book for you, it would make a great teacher resource too.

Age Range: 4 +

Author: Steve Wilson / Illustrator: Lucy Tapper

Thank you to Maverick for sending the Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book which has inspired lots of creativity and learning in our house. When I opened the book to write this post I found this stuck inside!

I love this woodland book - Story Snug

34 thoughts on “Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book by Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper

  1. Hi Catherine, this book sounds delightful. And if my two were younger it is the type of book we’d enjoy together. Sid the snail sounds very much like Lowly worm, a Richard Scarry character I spent hours searching for and my children did too in the very same books I had as a child.

    Any book that encourages exploration in a fun way will always be a winner.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


  2. My kids all enjoy activity books and this sounds great as it gets them in touch with nature too! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  3. This sounds very cute and I immediately thought of my 4yo nephew when I read it. He goes for a lot of forest walks and always likes to learn and chat about what he sees. This would give him even more ideas of things to do.

  4. This is such a good idea for an activity book! I love ours, though BookBairn is still a little young for these ‘directed’ activities. Going to save it for the autumn I think when the weather is kind and little miss might be better at following instructions! #readwithme

  5. Your posts never fail to make me wish my girls were still little; they really would have loved this book and I would have had just as much fun as them #MMBC

    • Ahh – thank you! This is a book that has inspired me to take a closer look at our local woods too. I can’t wait until the snow has gone so that we can go on a bug hunt 🙂

  6. This sounds like such a lovely book! We have woods near us that we like to take the children to for a wander round, and they think it’s wonderful to go exploring there. I love the idea of making even more of a trip to the woods with activities like the ones you mentioned. x #TriedTested

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