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2024 Spring #KCUChallenge

You can use these support materials to help your children complete the Spring #KCUChallenge.  

Please note that children and families do not need to be part of Children's University to access these materials. 


Useful documents and links


  • Here is the one-page Checklist.  You can either print or write your own viersion to share with us when you submit your child's Challenge evidence in June.


  • You do not need to print any of these materials if you do not have access to a printer.  You can write or type the checklist separately if necessary.  Should you wish to print the items, do consider using black and white.  You could also go to your local library to print selected pages (such as the checklist on page 3).


  • You can find specific links and resources to help with certain Challenge activities further down this page.




  • You can find out Home Learning resources, which might help your children complete the Winter KCU Challenge activities here.



Submitting evidence

  • Evidence could be photographs, videos, Social Action journals, Learning Logs, Word documents, Powerpoint presentations etc.  Keep an eye out for more information on our Social Media Channels.
  • Once the Challenge ends, on 7th June 2024, please return any evidence to Kent Children's University by email (preferred) via kcu@theeducationpeople.org or post to Kent Children's University, Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH.

  • Please only send evidence upon completion of all the activities you wish to submit.  You could make a Powerpoint, Word file or some other collated document to evidence the completed activities.  Please make sure you also submit the Record Sheet with the evidence too.

  • Original evidence will be posted back to you along with the Learning Credits and online codes (such as red1234) to add to the child's Passport to Learning under the STAMP OF APPROVAL box.

  • We would love to see what you have completed with your children so do upload any evidence to our Social Media accounts (please do not show your children in any identifiable way in the photographs)!


Specific Challenge activity support materials (not applicable for all activities)

  • Activity 1 - Time to Draw! with Making Space for Nature: You can find out more about, and download, the whole project here.


  • Activity 2 - Try orienteering with your family: You can find out more from Forestry England here.


  • Activity 3 - Create a Pom Pom wreath or minibeasts: You can find some useful instructions here.



  • Activity 6 - Take part in an ootiboo at home activity: You can search the ootiboo at home activities here.  Look out for the Children's University logo in the top right of the corner to help you find the activities quickly.


  • Activity 9 - KCU parent-suggested activity: Make a nature crown:  We love the ideas shared by Mother Natured here.



  • Activity 14 -  Create BSL name cards for your family and friends: You can find the BSL name maker here.  The Fingerspelling Game is here.


  • Activity 15 - Complete an RSPB Wild Challenge award level: You can find information about the RSPB Wild Challenge here.


  • Activity 16 - KCU parent-suggested activity: Go on a minibeast hunt: You can find out more information, and download the Woodland Trust spotter, here.



  • Activity 20 - Visit at least one Learning Destination: You can find national Learning Destinations and at home activities here.


  • Activity 21 - Go on a Forestry England butterfly walk:  You can find Forestry England butterfly information here.



  • Activity 23 - Make a measuring stick to grow plants: You can find the Royal Horticultural Society's instructions here.


  • Activity 24 - Take part in the National CU Trust Easter Challenge: You can find all the materials you need for this here.


General Challenge activity support materials

  • Social Action Journal - You can use this journal to document Social Action activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.  You could use the journal to help you evidence your involvement in a number of #KCUChallenge activities.  You can find out more about Social Action and our #iwll Pledge in this document too.


  • Physical Activity Log - You can use this log to record the amount of physical activity you participate in during lockdown.


  • Learning Log - If you would like to use this log to record your activities, please do but you can be creative in how you share your information with us!


  • Recommend a Learning Destination - If you would like to recommend a potential Learning Destination to us (a Brownie group, sports club, music teacher etc) please complete the Recommendation Form and return it to us via kcu@theeducationpeople.org.  We will then make contact with the organisation to see if they would like to become a Learning Destination.  Once the organisation has been through the Validation process, they will be able to issue Learning Credits for the activities your children have taken part in.


  • Suggestion slips - You could also take this information to your existing club to let them know that your children are part of Children's University!