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Rainforest Adventurer

EYFS, KS 1. Early Years, First Stage.

Ages 4 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Let's go on an adventure through the rainforest! Explore exotic critters as you step over snails on the forest floor and watch dancing stick insects in the understorey.

See how snakes climb trees and tarantulas jump out of burrows - you may even get to meet a canopy-dwelling tree frog too. 


It’s all part of an approach that combines storytelling and drama to bring the rainforest to life, help children discover biodiversity and to get a first hand look at how what happens in the rainforest can affect us all.

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Learning Outcomes

  • All children will be able to name some rainforest animals.

  • Most children will be able to name some habitats within the rainforest.

  • Most children will be able to explain what the rainforest is like.

  • Some children will understand why the rainforest is a good habitat for animals.

You'll get to meet some of these animals:

Coming Autumn 2025:

Free pre-lesson resources and teaching packs!

Free printable educational resource pack
Free printable educational resource pack

“One of the children said, 'After the session we were filled with so much knowledge about evolution.' The children got to ask loads of questions."

Loughton School


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What is a Rainforest?

Rainforests are Earth’s oldest living ecosystem! They can be found on every continent except Antarctica and have an annual rainfall greater than two meters.

There are two different types of rainforest - temperate and tropical. Tropical rainforests are found near the equator and have an average daily temperature of 28°C - the hot, humid atmosphere creates a unique ecosystem full of biodiversity.

Rainforests consist of four layers: the forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent layer.


Rainforests once covered 14% of Earth’s surface but this has plummeted to 6% - it is estimated that we lose one and a half acres every second! With over half the planet’s species residing here, it is vital that humanity protects this important resource.

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

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Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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