Section 7. Activities, Games and Puzzles
These invasive species themed activities, games and puzzles are great to reinforce some of the things you've learnt about aliens - or to complete on their own for fun! There are activities and crafts to make, games to play with a friend and lots of puzzles like word-searches and crosswords to solve.
Perfect for an Alien Detective to brush up on their invasive non-native species knowledge!
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Get creative with these activities and crafts.
Make a magic balancing dragonfly!
Print our lovely dragonfly on thin card, colour it in, cut it out, put a paperclip on each wing and watch it balance on the tip of your finger!
Make an exploding seed pod
The Himalayan balsam flower has an exploding seed pod that can throw its seeds 7 metres! Make your own seed pod and see if you can fling your seeds as far as the Himalayan balsam plant.
Card games, board games, group running games...
Invasive species battleships
Our take on this classic game, can you locate the invasive species on your opponents river and remove them first?
- Invasive Species Battleships - instructions and printable grids.
Otters and Mink
This is a great group game for reinforcing any activities or topics you've been doing with your group. It's a true/false tag game and we've even provided a list of true/false invasive species statements to get you started. (Group, hall/outdoor)
Can you create a continuous path through the grid of letters spelling out all the invasive species related words? We've got several pathfinder puzzles for you to tackle!
We've got a whole range of wordsearches for you to solve! To help you choose we've listed them by topic and there are four sizes to choose from; small (easy), medium, large and giant (hard).
Wordsearch - general
A whole set of general invasive non-native species wordsearches.
- General wordsearch small 1
- General wordsearch small 2
- General wordsearch medium 1
- General wordsearch medium 2
- General wordsearch large 1
- General wordsearch large 2
- General wordsearch giant 1
- General wordsearch giant 2
- Solutions1 - Solutions 2
Wordsearch - invasive animals
These wordsearches feature invasive non-native animals, perfect for reinforcing those alien animal species you've come across.