Make fossils and the kids have to match the species to the fossil (bugs, leaves, build a dinosaur) Explore Bugs with this Bug Fossils Play Dough Invitation. Includes play ideas and book pairings.
Playdough and Shell Activity Ideas -- start as a provocation
We tried this at Sarah Jarman childminding and it was a big success!
Make with wooded ladybugs.
Minibeast inspired tuff spot for EYFS …
Garden Maths - simple number bonds: Children use common elements that are found in a garden for learning recognition, ordering, counting, addition, and other mathematical principles.
Play and Learn Every Day
Exploring the text 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson! Cute idea and sensory bin for spring speech therapy!
we can do all things: sensory activity - bugs in the grass. We are totally doing this soon!
Movement:::two empty toilet paper rolls + paint + craft paper = a fun, easy craft for
Sewing spiders webs for Hallo'ween - improving fine motor development
Make with estuarine critters? OP: Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)
Frozen minibeast fun (",) Great idea for getting the children investigating
Digging for Spaghetti Worms in Dirt is a simple sensory activity that only takes a few moments to set up. It’s exciting, it’s messy and the kids will have so
Mini beasts - hand painted stones. Kids love it.
Mad about Minibeasts playdough fun GG
How To Make A Minbeast Hotel: using an old container, soil, damp stones and rotten wood to create hiding places. A wonderful child-led activity.
Numbered Legless Spiders Adding legs to match the numbers. A couple of bright children had the opportunity to talk about how many legs the spider would need to make it up to
Explore Insect Compositions with tangible materials, reference books and Reggio-inspired setting. (via Imagine Learning Center)