St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

Minibeasts

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Watch this video clip about minibeasts

 

Make a mini book to tell us all about what you have found out.

 

Mini book template

Watch this video: Minibeast Adventures with Jess

What can you find around your garden or on your walk?

You may need to look really hard!

Minibeast bug hunt checklist

 

Bees are amazing – watch this video to find out about them.

 

 You can then be creative and make your own garden full of beautiful flowers and buzzing bees with just your fingers and paint!

Create your own Bee-Bath using these instructions.

 

Or make a pipe cleaner dragonfly

Minibeasts arts and crafts

Choose a craft activity from the list, e.g.

 

Butterfly symmetry prints

Creepy crawly collage

Ladybird potato stamps

 

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Play this interactive game to identify the minibeasts.

 

You need to use the ‘Insect Key’ for the information you need. Perhaps you could make your own tree diagram?

 

Then try ‘Part 2’ just for fun!

Watch this video: Minibeast Adventures with Jess

There are lots of different minibeasts you might find in your garden. Look under plant pots, logs and in leaf piles. Use these fact sheets to help you identify the different creatures:

Fact sheet 1

Fact sheet 2

Fact sheet 3

 Record what you find on this sheet.

Bees are an essential part of our garden – without them many of our fruits, vegetables and flowers would not exist.

 

Use these fact sheets to find out all about bees then test your buzzy bee knowledge to see what you know.

 

Answers here

Information about different minibeasts

 PPT link

 

Draw and label your own minibeast information page – you could take your own photos to present on your page.

or make a salt dough minibeast

Minibeasts arts and crafts

Choose a craft activity from the list, e.g.

 

Butterfly symmetry prints

Creepy crawly collage

Ladybird potato stamps

 

 

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Minibeast information interactive activity

 

Choose one of the bugs you have found out about and make a fact sheet about it. Use this template if you want to.

Habitat Exploration

Read the information on mini beasts and micro habitats.

Design a garden with habitats suitable for all these mini beasts!

Watch this clip to find out why bees are so important and why they are attracted to flowers.

 

Then produce your own poster to tell everyone why they should be protected.

 

 

Create your own superbug using this online game.

 

Then design your own super-bug and label its features

Make an origami minibeast:

 

Butterfly

 

Fly