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At-Home Activities
& Videos

These are unpredictable times, but our commitment to education remains as strong as ever.  Here you will find a collection of activities adapted for in home use so you can bring the lessons from the Rainforest into your living room.  If you have questions about a lesson, suggestions, or are looking to become involved, please reach out to our Education Coordinator, Jamie, at We are always here to help!

Make Your Own Glasswing Butterfly Ring!

Make a ring inspired by the Glass Wing butterfly!

Click here for full instructions.

Rainforest Bird Beak Challenge: At-Home Edition!

Click here for full instructions.

Learn how bird beak shapes are adapted to birds' diets in this hands-on experiment.

Rainforest Layers Mural DIY

Explore the four layers of the rainforest (forest floor, understory, canopy, and emergent layer) as they come to life on your wall!

Click here for full instructions.

Five Slow and Sleepy Sloths: Read-Aloud & Book DIY

Make your own print-out book and listen to a read-aloud about some very slow and sleepy sloths!

Click here for book template.

Rainforest Dance Party!

Take a kinesthetic break with us, as we dance like all of our favorite Rainforest animals!

How to Mount a Butterfly Specimen

Learn to mount a butterfly specimen! Our butterflies died of natural causes and were donated by the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, MO. Please only use these techniques to mount butterflies that you find already dead - it is never okay to kill an animal to mount. 

Sounds of the Rainforest

The sounds of the rainforest are truly magical. Learn how to make some different noise makers to that you can recreate a rainforest soundscape in your own home!

Rainforest Animals with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants (I)

Join Jamie, Maggie, and over 700 students from across the continent as they discuss rainforest animals voted on by Instagram users, and share stories about the rainforest. 

For at-home virtual lessons, click "Schedule a Lesson" from the "Education and Outreach" menu, and check out our options for interactive lessons over video chat!

Friends of the Rainforest is an international organization that engages in environmental education and justice work  in and around St. Louis, Missouri, the “traditional, ancestral land of the Osage nation. The process of knowing and acknowledging the land we stand on is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude for the ancestral Osage people who were on this land before us” and recognizes those that are still here.

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