Resource: Seek, Sort, Sense. Early Years Activity Packs


Seek, Sort, Sense is a free activity pack to engage with green spaces in the area through fun activities to be completed outdoors and at home. The activities are designed for children aged 3-6, their carers and families to enjoy some special outdoor time while finding creative ways to study and enjoy nature.

Activities are completed in three stages: 

1) SEEK: 
Get to your nearest green space and collect some of nature’s treasures. 
We have provided maps of some of Peckham’s local gems to get you started.

2) SORT: 
Bring your specimens home, prepare them, and arrange them into different groups with our guides.  

3) SENSE: 
Observe your specimens and interpret them through the eyes of a ‘SciArtist’!  

All activities should be completed with an adult’s supervision and support. 

A collage of specimens that can be found in Peckham's green spaces set against a bright orange background. Items include leaves, seeds, feathers, moss, pinecones and tree bark
Collection of specimens that can be found in green spaces and used for this pack such as leaves, seeds, feathers, moss, pinecones and tree bark

Our Seek, Sort, Sense activity pack has been designed to support the early years development of local children aged 3-6 years old. These accessible and creative activities nurture observation and fusion skills through connecting children and families to Peckham’s green spaces.

These packs have been informed by workshops with children from Harris Academy with artist and activist Daryl Stenvoll-Wells of Art Responders. In these workshops Stenvoll-Wells co-developed the designs of potential green spaces in the local area and suggestions for our new building on Peckham Square. These sessions also reflected on community assets, values and principles through restorative justice practices. 

Finishing and sharing your nature discoveries

You can share your lovely natural collections and observations with the community by sending photos of drawings, prints, collages and maps to

Be sure to tell us the best way to contact you so we can let you know when they’ve been shared.  

You can also call our windphone on 0800 141 2464* to share recordings of young artists’ observations and ideas.  We want to hear their thoughts! This helps us to co-create educational and opportunities for everyone.

Please contact us to find out more about where you can pick up a pack.

Download a Digital version of the Seek, Sort, Sense pack (opens a new tab).

We are currently developing new accessible activities and creative resources for families. Please get in touch if you want to support us in developing this work and join our mailing list to be the first to find out about new family activities. You can also email us at

Seek, Sort, Sense has been generously supported by the London Borough of Southwark’s Culture Together Fund. We would also like to thank The World Reimagined, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Local Trust Creative Civic Change. Peckham Platform is able to deliver our programme due to the generous support from Arts Council England.

*Calls to our windphone are free, although charges from your carrier or line provider may apply. On the windphone you can respond to our projects by sharing your thoughts and letting us know what you have been up to. For more information on our privacy policy, please visit this link.

More Resources


image captured from instagram post showing a video of using watercolours

Creative Challenge: Patterns and Textures with Watercolours

Join Youth Platform Coordinator Farrah in creating patterns and textures with watercolours.

Film: SlipStream by David Cotterrell

This video by Gordon Beswick documents the launch event and artist talk for David Cotterrell’s 2011 commission SlipStream.

Artist Talk: Sarah Cole, TRIBE

Sarah Cole in conversation with Dean Kenning, Louise Doherty, Danny McNally and Emily Druiff, Peckham Platform.


Meet the socially engaged artists working with our communities in Peckham

All Artists