Discovering Minibeasts

A completely revised and updated Early Years and Primary compilation

Take the classroom outside and discover the natural world of Minibeasts

‘Teaching outdoors helps encourage curiosity and stimulates all the senses in a way that indoor learning simply cannot do.’  The Woodland Trust. This Early Years and Primary resource, compiled by Jan Homden can also be used by parents who home-school their children.


Click on the ladybirds to download PDFs for Part A and Part B


Part A – Green up your school environment with help from the Woodland Trust. Join The Great Bug Hunt 2018 or take part in National Insect Week. Where to look for minibeasts; Minibeasts and EYFS Learning Goals; Visits and Trips; Role Play; Set up a Minibeast Investigation Lab or a Creepy Crawly Corner; Create minibeast habitats; Minibeast Resources free to download to complement classroom activities indoors and out.




Part B – Recommended Fiction and Non-Fiction books for Early Years; Minibeast Adventures (produced by the BBC) – join Jess in a series of 10 minute programmes; Action Rhymes and Songs to Sing; Interactive Whiteboard Activities; Minibeast Facts; Related websites.




To view our other resources click on the ITM button.


Feature Image: Pixabay


The Ladybird

Ladybird, you’re very neat
From tiny head to little feet,
I like your coat of red and black,
I like your clean and shining back.
Do you polish it each night
To make it shine so gay and bright,
Or do you keep a tiny fay
Who rubs it up for you each day?
Beneath your shiny back there lie
The gauzy wings with which you fly,
You’re spreading them – oh please don’t go,
There’s such a lot I want to know.
Your house is burning, do you say?
Ah, well, of course, you mustn’t stay!

Poem originally written for Teachers World No.1576 Aug 9, 1933, taken from The Enid Blyton Poetry Book, 1934.


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