Test your knack for forest knowledge in these fun activities

Are you scouting for a new way to keep the kids – or yourself – entertained? Would you like to pick up a few forest facts at the same time? The West Virginia Division of Forestry has gathered a few family-friendly games that can be played alone or together.

Test your knack for forest knowledge in these fun activities

Word Search

West Virginia is the third most forested state in the country. The West Virginia Division of Forestry works to protect, nurture, sustain and promote the wise use of our state’s forest resources. Many types of trees have their roots in West Virginia, including pines, dogwoods, sugar maples and oaks. 

You’ve heard the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees.” Find out if you can see the tree-related words hidden in the forest of letters in this puzzle. 

Click below to download our Word Search.

Project Learning Tree

In and out of the classroom, Project Learning Tree helps us learn about the natural world around us – and have fun doing it. This national award-winning program often provides educational programs and materials to schools from pre-kindergarten through high school. You can enjoy some Project Learning Tree activities in your own backyard. Some activities require a mobile app to download a free guide.

Identify a tree. Calculate the value of a tree’s power to absorb carbon dioxide, save energy and reduce flood risks. Use i-Tree Species to figure which is the best type of tree to plant near your home. Or pick any of the other engaging and educational Project Learning Tree activities 

Test your knack for forest knowledge in these fun activities

Click below to access the Project Learning Tree activities

Tree and Leaf Match

How well do you know the trees of West Virginia? Most foresters can look at a tree’s leaves and bark and tell what kind of tree it is. How many can you identify? Match the tree with its description and see how many you recognize. 

Click below to download the Tree Match game.

Smokey Bear’s online games for kids

Join Smokey Bear in exploring ways to prevent forest fires, telling stories and coloring scenes of Smokey and friends at work and play

Click below to play Smokey Bear’s games for kids

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, sustaining, and promoting the wise utilization of our state’s forest resources.


Established in 1909, as a declaration of the state government for the need of forest protection and research, the West Virginia Division of Forestry protects and conserves the state’s forest resources.