Activities, Experiments, and Arts & Crafts


Smell Your Way Home Game Salmon have an incredible migration pattern, but which sense organs to salmon use to navigate back to their home stream? Get some first-hand experience what it’s like to sniff your way back to your natal stream!

Make a Watershed – Using simple materials like rocks, spray bottles, and cocoa powder, this activity illustrates the basic properties of a watershed: how water flows from higher elevations to lower elevations, and how watersheds are interconnected.

Salmon Math Problem – Salmon lay thousands of eggs but very few make it to the age where they come back and reproduce. Here are a few reasons why. Use the numbers in this document to find out how many salmon are left. Use this page for your work and keep a running tab.

Salmon Life Cycle Crossword Puzzle  – Test your salmon knowledge with this crossword puzzle developed by SkeenaWild.  Just print out the pdf and see how well you know your salmon.

Salmon Life Cycle Wordsearch Puzzle – Have some fun searching for words related to our Skeena salmon and the salmon life cycle, developed by SkeenaWild.  Just print out the pdf and have fun.

Salmon Challenges: Online interactive Game (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian) – What is it like for salmon to swim to their spawning grounds? Play this educational online game to find out!irst Peoples and Skeena Salmon (coming soon)

Pop Bottle Water-Cycling Terrarium – In this activity, students make and take home their own water-cycling terrarium. They will experience how an environment changes and grows as well as how water is conserved through the mini water cycle in their terrarium.


Soil Erosion Bottles This experiment / demonstration activity shows how unprotected soil on the edge of a stream can be washed away by rain, causing damage to the stream and salmon eggs. It also reveals how vegetation dependent on soil to survive can help protect it.

Water Filter Challenge – In this activity, students will compete in groups to make the most effective filtration system for clarifying dirty water. While, this activity does not filter the water to reach drinking standards, it does help students explore the first stage of water treatment— filtration.

Arts & Crafts

Michelle Stoney Colouring Pages

Michelle Stoney is a Gitxsan/Cree artist from northern BC who has generously offered to share her artwork with the public. These colouring pages include salmon, wildlife, plants, trees, cultural images, fish, insects, amphibians and seasonal images. Each Image is accompanied by the following message from the artist:
***you have my permission to use this however you like, print it out, colour it on your phone , iPad , add to it, change it up, bead it , paint it … anything goes
****** I just please ask that you do not use it for sale or for profit ***
If you’d like to make a donation (this is my full time job) I am accepting PayPal or etransfer  [email protected]

Make a Salmon Life Cycle Plate – Students will be able to organize the stages of the salmon life cycle in order, and recognize the cyclical nature of the life cycle, while having some fun colouring.  Thanks to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Stream to Sea Program for the colouring page.

Make a Fish Print (Gyotaku) – Gyotaku (guh-yo-tah-koo) is a traditional form of Japanese art that began over 100 years ago as a way for fishermen to keep a record of the size and species of the fish they caught. Gyotaku can also serve as a great way to teach children and adults about basic fish anatomy. 

Salmon School – Wild Salmon Centre – Want to learn more about wild salmon? Check out all the salmon educational materials, including illustrations, coloring book pages, quizzes, fun facts and games at the Wild Salmon Centre.