How many minibeasts can you find hiding amongst the fallen leaves?
Get kids outdoors exploring and bring the outdoors into your classroom with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
This unit looks at minibeasts and may be useful either prior to embarking on work of a practical nature or after a practical session collecting and observing bugs. This activity should not replace the practical task of collecting bugs. The thrill pupils have in first hand observations of live creatures cannot be replicated on a whiteboard screen.
Using the resources in this pack, pupils will learn about:
* different kinds of animals in the local environment
* that animals can be grouped according to observable similarities and differences
Factsheet about minibeasts! Wasps, dragonflies, honey bees, flies, moths, butterflies, aphids, snails, woodlice, spiders, grasshoppers, centipedes. Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
These tree outlines make a great base for adding autumn colour - use paint, turn it into a collage, you could even add real leaves! Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
Bursting at the seams with spotter sheets, scavenger hunting resources, ID sheets, colouring sheets, art and craft ideas, games and quizzes, recipes and downloadable certificates. All from the Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives website.
Print your free activity booklet to record your family's outdoor adventures this summer.
Don't forget to enter it into the competition to win a whole year of adventure in the nature detectives CLUB, along with an explorer backpack jam-packed with outdoor kit.
Pet cards and skin texture boards. Children to sort the cards onto the correct board, depending on which skin type they have. Can provoke discussion around why animals have certain skins (temperature regulation, protection, sensory needs). Could also introduce camouflage.