Winter Fun at Home
The seasons are changing, and the world outside is very different from other times of year. What’s going on during winter? Let’s bundle up, explore and find out!
Each month this winter, while Duke Gardens remains temporarily closed, we’ll share some ideas for your family to play and learn outside. Sign up for Duke Gardens’ programs newsletter to get these activities and more, right in your inbox. Email GardensEducation@duke.edu with the subject “join programs newsletter.”
December: Seasons & Astronomy
What happens during winter and why? Explore our solar system and how it affects the plants around us.
- Winter Vegetable Soup (pdf)
- Falling Leaves (video)
- Winter Trees: Bark (video)
- Winter Solstice (pdf)
- Sun, Earth and Moon Craft (video)
January: Animals in Winter
How do animals survive the winter? Learn more about winter weather and how animals have adapted to it.
- Staying Warm in Winter (pdf)
- Field Guides (video)
- Bird Nests (pdf)
- Homemade Bird Feeders (video)
- Animal Tracks (pdf)
- Move Like an Animal (pdf)
February: Evergreens & Other Plants
Plants have winter adaptations too! Discover these amazing superpowers for dealing with winter conditions.