So the summer holidays have arrived and it's pouring with rain.
Fear not - many animal charities have things the kids can do on their websites, and you can download lots of stuff for free.
An example is the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. They have a Letter from Spike to teach older kids about hedgehogs, or there's a colouring in PDF where they can colour in a hedgehog. There's also a Colour in and Draw sheet, where your kids can colour in hedgehogs and then have a go at drawing their own.
You can also visit their online shop, and buy assorted colour pencils in a hedgehog design tube, plus hedgehog sharpeners, plus PVC stickers.
Meantime, your kids may like to take a look at Hedgehog Friendly Town. Three youngsters are working to help the hedgehogs in their town. You may have seen them on Countryfile.