Here you can find different activities created by park staff that will allow you to enjoy Crowder County Park from home! Be sure to check back often, as this page is updated with new activities and videos regularly!
My Backyard Buddies
Crowder Nature Puzzles
Try solving some of these beautiful nature puzzles which are photo captures of critters and plants in the park. See if you can put them all back together.
Craft Activities from Home
Baby Bird Craft
Bee Craft Template and Instruction
CD Fish Craft Instructions and Template
Paper Tube Opossum
Educational Activities and Scavenger Hunts
Download, Print and Go!
Want to find out what types of critters are living in your pond or creek? Use this identification guide as you explore.
See if you can match these birds with their shadows.
Grow As We Go Bugs
Learn about the different types of metamorphosis and match up the life cycles of different insects.
Take this printable out in the park to try and find all the different insects!
Frog Match Up
See if you can match these commonly seen frogs with their descriptions.
Check out these habitat match cards, perfect for all ages! Print, cut and match!
Crowder Word search
Use this printable word search and find common animals found in the park.
Animal Tracks and Signs Bingo
Use the printable bingo cards to explore signs of animals in your own backyard.
Do you enjoy observing birds? Well, try out this printable bingo game!
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Explore your backyard and see if you can find all the different critters and plants.
Go on a hike to see if you can find everything on this printable scavenger-hunt style activity!
Tiny Tots Scavenger Hunt
Explore your backyard and see if you can find things that are "prickly" or "smooth." This is best suited for ages 4 and under.
Spring Has Sprung Collection
Park staff thought you might enjoy hearing our own reflections regarding what we particularly like about spring in nature and outdoors. Find below different audio recordings from staff, and enjoy!
Ask a Ranger Collection: The Den Owners Association
Listen to this adorable adventure that came to life through a collaboration with North Carolina State Parks, Historic Yates Mill County Park, Crowder County Park and our wonderful volunteers!
Ranger Crystal travels to Yates Mill County Park to help our Program Director, Rebeccah, get things lined up for the annual "Den Owners Association" meeting. Listen in as they hike and canoe around Yates Mill and chat with everyone from otters to toads and squirrels to grumpy ole Walter, the groundhog. You will learn some interesting facts about many of the Yates Mill residents and concerns of den dwellers.
Bird Day Collection
Monday, May 4, was “Bird Day,” the first holiday in the United States dedicated to the celebration of birds. This audio series was created by the staff of Historic Yates Mill County Park and Crowder County Park, in celebration of this special day and in honor of our feathered friends. In these tracks, we talk about our favorite spring bird calls and why we like them (e.g., Is it a sweet or attention-grabbing sound? Does it remind you of an experience or a person? Is there a funny joke about it? Is it a rare bird?) We hope you enjoy our recollections and stories! Share with us on social media!
Summer is Coming Soon
Summer is here, so our park staff thought you might like to hear from us in regard to what we particularly like about summer in nature and the outdoors. We are sharing these podcasts in celebration of Midsummer’s Day.
Crowder on Video!
Check out Crowder on Video! We have videos all about wildlife and nature at Crowder Park, so that you can enjoy the park and learn from a distance.
Here are just a few of our video topics:
Turtle Time with Ms. Bianca
All About Bluebirds with Ms. Bianca
All About Beavers!
All About Bluebirds Part 2
All About Monarchs
All About Night Animals
All About Ravens, Crows and Jays!
Exciting Explorations at Crowder Park: A Virtual Guided Hike
Nature-themed story times
Fun for the Whole Family
Bring the Outside Online!
Liven up your virtual meetings with customized backgrounds from Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.
Other Parks From Home!
Check out other Parks From Home Pages
Interested in exploring our other Wake County Parks from the comfort of your home? Find all of our Parks from Home pages at Wake Parks from Home.