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Edina Explorers

The Edina Explorers kits were designed with early years outdoor exploration and investigation in mind, however their application beyond that is only limited by the user's imagination. The exploration equipment is coupled with some complementary visual, literacy, and numeracy resources to help guide the learning potential of the kit for the children and provide Early Years Practitioners with some ideas for its use. These resources will allow children to get outside and explore, developing foundational skills which span the whole of the Early Years curriculum, including the science strands that cover learning about the world they live in.

Registration form:

  • 3 Binoculars

  • 3 Jumbo Magnifiers

  • 6 Trowels

  • 3 Butterfly Nets

  • 6 Jumbo Tweezers

  • 3 Magnifying Pots

  • 6 A5 Clipboards

  • 1 Large Cotton Storage Bag

  • 1 Jute Storage Bag (for dirty kit)

  • 3 Picture & Word ID Card Sets

  • 3 Activity sheets (Photocopy-able Masters)

These free kits are on offer only to voluntary early years providers within certain geographical areas (currently Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, North Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire) with a limit of one kit per setting.

Settings must agree to complete a SurveyMonkey questionnaire at the end of the school year to help the Trust with monitoring and feedback:

Please email Emma Vickers if you have any queries at

Schools  can download examples of the ID cards and the numeracy activity sheet by clicking on the images below:


Edina Explorers

ID Card Example

Edina Explorers

Numeracy Card Example

Edina Explorers

How many bugs can you find? - Activity sheet

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