DNR Activities for Kids

Welcome to the DNR's kids activity page

Here you can participate in fun, educational activities that will help you understand what DNR does. DNR manages roughly 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands across Washington. In addition, we also protect 13 million acres of forest land from wildfire. 


Fun and Educating Activities

Enjoy some DNR-themed activities to help increase your knowledge of some of the things DNR manages. These activities can be done alone or with a friend! 
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Arbor Day
Washington State Arbor Day is always celebrated on the second Wednesday in April. Ready to get started with some tree-related activities?
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Fire Safety
Across Washington's landscapes, DNR works to minimize the destruction that wildfires can cause. The Wildland Fire Management Division provides resources to local fire districts, manages wildfire prevention programs, sets fire precaution levels, and operates Washington state's wildfire fighting force.
Million Dollar Flame Game                 
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Forest Activities
DNR oversees activities of private property owners interested in harvesting timber, building or repairing forest roads or culverts, or thinning their forests. These three divisions: Forest Resilience, Forest Regulation and Forest Resources provide resources and monitors compliance to help protect public safety and the environment.
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DNR monitors, assess, and informs the public, planners, and municipal officials about the known risks associated with Washington's earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes to reduce the human and financial costs of natural disasters.
                                                            Educational resources webpage
                                                            Link to volcano activities and resources
                                                            Link to earthquake activities and resources
                                                            Washington 100 geotourism
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DNR is the steward of more than 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands and manages them to ensure environmental protection, foster water dependent uses, and encourages public access, as well as the ability to use natural resources such as shellfish.
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Smokey Bear
Across Washington's landscapes, DNR works to minimize the destruction that wildfires can cause. Smokey Bear's objective is to educate everyone about fire prevention. 
Smokey Educator's Game                       
Smokey Coloring Book                               
                                                            Smokey's Forest Science                         
                                                            Smokey Bear Song
                                                            Smokey Puppet Activity                       
                                                            Connect the Dots Game


Our Youtube channel is full of educational videos about the DNR. Click here to check out some of our other videos!