“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
Welcome to the children's section of our website.
We hope you enjoy the different activities we've shared below. We love the Riverside Hunt which you can enjoy on walks around Riverside.
We would also love to see drawings of your favourite things that you have spotted around Riverside.
You can use this colouring in sheet to draw a picture of all the things you love.
If you share it with us we will put it on our website or pop it through the door of 24 Forth Crescent and we will put in on our noticeboard.
2022 is Visit Scotland's Year of Stories and to celebrate we have chosen a few books we think are wonderful - they share a strong and positive environmental message or celebrate Scottish wildlife - we like to imagine all the adventures and mischief they might get up to.
You can find these books, and more, in your local library, we hope you enjoy them.
What are your favourite stories? Do you have any other suggestions for us?
Molly and Sara Sheridan
When Nessie goes on holiday to find new friends her plans are impeded by toxic waste and rubbish. Will Nessie find here friends? What happens with the toxic waste?
Oran the Curios Otter
Lynne Rickards & Abigail Hookham
Oran the Otter goes off exploring in the big sea and meets a friend, Camille the seal. His new friend gets into trouble - can Oran rescue her?
There was a Wee Lassie
Rebecca Colby & Kate McLelland
A retelling of a children's classic with a Scottish Twist and teaches us, that everything works in balance and goes a bit funny when it's not!
The Last Wolf
Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf... But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left?
Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?
Ollie and the Otter
Emily Dodd & Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Ollie the osprey loves to swoop into the water and catch fish. But once he's caught them, he's useless at throwing them! And if he can't throw a delicious fish to Isla, she'll never become his friend.
Can he learn to throw?
How Many Trees?
How many trees make a forest? Each animals thinks they know the answer but they just can't agree . . .
Could a tiny, quiet voice have the answer?
Skye the Puffling
Lynne Rickards & Jon Mitchell
One morning Skye, a cheeky baby puffin with an appetite for adventure, sneaks out of her parents' burrow, tumbles off the cliff edge and accidentally lands on a passing gannet's back!
What sights will she see on her adventure?
Too Many Carrots
Rabbit has too many carrots, which overtake his house. When he tries to move in with friends, more chaos ensues.
Will Rabbit learn to change his selfish ways?
Greta and the Giants
Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children.
What A Waste
In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad, and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest!
Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right?
The Lorax is the original eco warrior and his message still rings loud today in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests,
“Mister! He said with a sawdusty sneeze, I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.”