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Activities to do in Your Backyard

Toyota Kiwi Guardians —

A fun thing to do during lock down is to go camping – at home! This can be done in a tent on the lawn, under the stars, sleeping out on the porch or deck. You can even camp inside, if the weather is too wet and wild! Build your own hut out of sheets and chairs.

Image by: Department of Conservation

Find out more information and hints on how to take action on camping at home:


Take action with some of the other activities you can do at home and earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians Medal.  The medals cannot be sent out until the lockdown has passed, but now is a great time to earn a medal.

This is just one of the suggested activities Department of Conservation Toyota Kiwi Guardians have to get kids into nature.  

Lounging lizards love to bask in the sun. Lizards can thrive in suburban gardens and rural properties if they have the food and shelter they need.   — Image by: Department of Conservation


Children create their own nature journal/scrapbook, which aims to spark interest and connection with nature through use of observation and creative skills. — Image by: Department of Conservation

There are many more activities to choose from.