Just for Kids

Youth participating in worksheet activity at Tulalip Mill CampgroundCalling all learners, explorers, and stewards! The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie offers a range of programs and resources for kids, families, schools, and teachers to explore their National Forests. At Just For Kids you will find a range of conservation activities to do at home, in the classroom, and outdoors.



Looking for a family-friendly hike? Check out our family friendly hikes brochure.


Activities to do at home: 

Smokey Bear with hatGet your Smokey Bear on and take a pledge to stop the spread of wildfires. Learn about campfire safety, create a story  with the story-maker tool, design your own coloring book, and play “Ask Smokey!” to find out what can create fire danger in your backyard.


Coloring sheet of a gopher.


Color the Forest! Find coloring sheets of all kinds—flowers, animals, trees, leaves, and more. Elementary school students can enter Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl’s Poster Contest. 



Young deer grazing in field

NatureWatch lets you explore your National Forests all across the United States from home. Virtually visit these sites to learn about their ecosystems, landscapes, and which animals call the forest their home. 




Activities for the classroom:

Monarch butterflies gathered on a purple flowerGo on a distance learning adventure with your class and monarch butterflies! Explore electronic field trips, learn how to protect monarch butterflies, and create your own butterfly garden.


Woodsy the Owl image with wings raised

Explore ways to be environmentally friendly with Woodsy the Owl! Challenge your classroom to complete eco-friendly activities and crafts with the Woodsy Owl Activity guide.





Activities to do outdoors:

Image of forest trees with text #DiscoverTheForestDiscover the Forest! Use this website to find your closest parks and what activities are available at them; whether that’s walking, biking, fishing, birdwatching, or something else! Navigate to the activities page for outdoor learning adventures—if you need an activity in the rain, or a plan with few materials and lots of engagement, you’ll find help here.


Agents of Discovery logo-chipmunk in a detective outfit

Become an Agent of Discovery by completing interactive missions and games in your forests and public parks. Agents of Discovery uses augmented reality to encourage learning while exploring nature. Download the App to play!





Activites for home or school: 

Photo of Junior Forest Ranger booklet with kids on frontBecome a Junior Forest Ranger by finishing your Junior Forest Ranger Adventure Guide. The guide helps youth explore their National Forests and Grasslands and complete fun activities such as mazes, word puzzles, and creating a poster, all while learning about forests and fire, ecosystems, and more! Parents and guardians can download and print the guide; teachers and youth leaders can order guides for free for their classes.


Forest Service shield-green logo with yellow tree in middleVisit the Forest Service YouTube Channel to find hundreds of videos for youth, forest education, on wildlife, fire, and more.




Every Kid Outdoors

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Calling all 4th graders! Get your FREE Every Kid Outdoors pass to visit trails, forests, and parks for free with your families. Grab an adult and click here! 

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