The kids find out what it's like to break out of a cocoon! Love this!

Butterfly life cycle - what might chrysalis be like? Great interactive lesson plans on the butterfly life cycle.

Make a spider web inside a hula hoop & hang from the ceiling. The children 'catch' bugs by wrapping small plastic minibeasts into the web

"We made a spider web inside of a hula hoop and hung it from the ceiling. Then the kids "caught" bugs by wrapping small plastic bugs into the web." -- fine motor, science, dramatic play, block area fun ---- Where to pin?

Five Garden Snails Poem Changed the lyrics to say Five garden snail sleeping in the sun along comes a big bird and scares away one.

Illustrated poem about garden snails. Ideal to use in your school or early years setting when exploring minibeasts as a theme.

Five Garden Snails Poem Changed the lyrics to say Five garden snail sleeping in the sun along comes a big bird and scares away one.

Illustrated poem about garden snails. Ideal to use in your school or early years setting when exploring minibeasts as a theme.

Five Garden Snails Poem Changed the lyrics to say Five garden snail sleeping in the sun along comes a big bird and scares away one.

Illustrated poem about garden snails. Ideal to use in your school or early years setting when exploring minibeasts as a theme.

Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

Make with estuarine critters? OP: Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

Beautiful Dragon Fly Craft!

For Dragonfly 6 legs -Filth Wizardry: Autumn woodland treasure sculpture; creating art with nature walk finds such as twigs, maple seeds, and other fall finds.

nature bugs- craft

Make an owl mask and make bugs from items found on a nature hike. craft for Apologia Flying Creatures. bugs crafts, easy crafts, easy crafts for kids, nature crafts, crafts from nature

Set this out and give the kids magnifying glasses and let them watch.  Read "TWO BAD ANTS" by C.Van Alsburg to go with it. Can't wait to do this.

LOVE all of her ideas - do ant restaurant, ant hunt to catch them carrying eggs, ant clothespin craft, playdoh ants, and raisins for snack. Do mom's idea for the ant pringle can that they can feed by using a spinner and counting out rainsins

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