Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book - Story Snug

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.

Horace 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.

We 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.

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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!

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34 responses to “Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book by Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper”

  1. Colette avatar

    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome Colette 🙂

  2. Adventures of Mummy and Me avatar

    This looks great, I love the idea of all the activities you can do #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      The great thing about the activities is that they can be done by children from a wide age range but adults can also have fun with the activities too!

  3. Sarah - let them be small avatar

    I heave heard such good things about the hedgehugs – love the look of this activity book x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great idea to encourage learning with well established characters 🙂

  4. Kate Fever avatar

    I love the way this book builds on the outside environment. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great book for inspiring activities from everyday experiences 🙂

  5. Madeline (This Glorious Life) avatar

    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

    1. Catherine avatar

      This is a great book to remind us that a walk in the woods can really be used to help inspire learning 🙂

  6. Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    We have just received this book, I can’t wait to get creating with it in our farm woodland

    1. Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

      Sorry meant to say popping by from #Tried&Tested

    2. Catherine avatar

      It’s the perfect book for your Coombe Mill guests 🙂

  7. suzanna avatar

    I must get a copy of this for the grandchildren. Thanks for the great review #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great book for you to keep at home for when they visit. Going out into the woods is such a fun (and inexpensive!) activity 🙂

  8. Yet Another Blogging Mummy avatar

    Sounds a lovely book. My boys tend to have to be dragged off their screens for a walk. Maybe something like this would help #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      There are several activities in the book that we did as children that I’d forgotten about. I used to love colour hunting in the woods 🙂

  9. Lisa avatar

    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

    1. Catherine avatar

      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 🙂

  10. BookBairn avatar

    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

    1. Catherine avatar

      I think that some activities could work. Looking for tracks in the ground is fun and she’s not too little to hug a tree 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      It has inspired some fantastic activity. Yesterday we were looking at the animal tracks in the snow 🙂

  11. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    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.

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great book to stimulate the learning that comes from an everyday experience 🙂

  12. chantelle hazelden avatar
    chantelle hazelden

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

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a lovely book for helping children take more notice of their natural surroundings when they’re out and about 🙂

  13. Robbie Cheadle avatar
    Robbie Cheadle

    Lovely post. Shared it on @SirChocolateBooks

  14. Debbie avatar

    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.


    1. Catherine avatar

      I loved Lowly Worm as a child too!

  15. Dena @ Batch of Books avatar

    Cute! This book is new to me, but we live against the woods too, so I’m sure my kids would love it. The illustrations look adorable!

    1. Catherine avatar

      The book will be published on January 28th. We were very lucky to get a preview 🙂