Minibeasts collection

Our ponds and gardens are teeming with creepy crawlies just waiting to be observed and studied. Guide your pupils as they learn about food chains and life cycles using creatures such as ants, spiders and flies as examples.

Minibeast games and activities

Minibeasts activities

  • A study of minibeasts, using worksheets, PowerPoint and Smart notebook.

Minibeast habitats

  • PowerPoint with a rhyme about minibeasts and matching minibeasts to their habitats activity.

Minibeast fans

  • A pack of eight minibeast fans, along with possible questions you can ask the children.

Minibeast sentence construction

  • PowerPoint demonstrating how adjectives make sentences more interesting.

Minibeasts descriptions game

  • Interactive minibeast game for young pupils or those with SEN.

Minibeast lotto

  • PowerPoint of cards with photos, symbols and drawings to match with minibeast names.

Where to find minibeasts

  • A garden in which the children can place various minibeasts, to start off minibeast habitat discussions.

Minibeast top trumps

  • A simplified version of minibeast top trump cards, for younger children.

What am I?

  • A game likely to get the noise levels rising – pupils will have a description but can they guess which creepy crawly is the culprit?
    KS1 – Science

All about minibeasts

  • A video to show the various adaptations and bodily functions of the creatures we see around us every day.

Minibeast pictures

Walking through the garden

  • Colourful PowerPoint to use with the rhyme: walking through the garden.

Minibeast Identification Cards

  • Clear photographs of minibeasts with 2 questions on each card.

Mini Beasts PowerPoint

  • Informative PowerPoint about bugs.

Minibeast photos

  • Minibeast photos, an activity sheet and a minibeast hunt.

Minibeast display

  • Photos, vocabulary and questioning, for a stimulating Minibeast Investigation Area.

Minibeast slideshow

  • A set of 24 slides showing photographs of various minibeasts, for a great introduction to the topic.

Minibeasts in picture

  • A nice set of photos showing a variety of minibeasts ‘posing’ with flowers. This can be used from wall displays through to discussion starters.

Minibeast worksheets

Butterfly Symmetry

  • A simple worksheet for matching the correct symmetrical image to each butterfly.

Minibeast songs and rhymes

  • Brightly illustrated rhymes and songs to print onto card and laminate.

Minibeast sorting

  • Animal pictures to sort into sets that hatch from an egg and those that do not.

Minibeast lesson plans

Minibeast topic plans

  • Animal and minibeast topic web CLL, PSED, KUW, CD medium term plans.

EYFS minibeast medium term plan

  • EYFS minibeast medium term plan 6 EYFS minibeast based medium term plans on all 6 learning areas.

Minibeast planning

  • A 7-week Medium Term plan for early years foundation stage.

Dictionary planning

  • Weekly planning, including shared reading looking at a minibeast encyclopedia.

Minibeast links

  • A list of resources for a FS/KS1 minibeast topic, including fiction and non-fiction books and websites.

Minibeasts planning

  • Detailed termly planning and an information leaflet for parents.