30 Pages of Minibeast Activities

Minibeast Activities

My minibeast activities are the perfect way to engage your little learners in a whole range of activities across the curriculum, and who doesn’t love a minibeast.

I always love to introduce my little learners to a new topic through a story and there are some lovely minibeast stories around. Here are just a few of my favourites but there are many, many more!

Any of these stories will be sure to get your children hooked.

What is a minibeast?

Minibeasts are animals that don’t have backbones and are called invertebrates. Some examples are:

  • Butterflies
  • Beetles
  • Bees
  • Spiders
  • Slugs
  • Snails
  • Caterpillars
  • Ladybirds
  • Flies
  • Dragon fly’s
  • Ants
  • Wood Lice

and they all feature in my pack of minibeast activities.

Literacy Minibeast Activities

There are 7 pages of writing sheets with pictures of each minibeast to write about. (There are another 7 pages in black and white to save on that colour photocopying) These can be added to your continuous provision to encourage mark making or used for a specific activity.

There are 2 types of labeling sheets. One where children will need to cut out the words, read them and match them to the correct label. Another, where children need to write a label in the box which points to a specific feature.

For those children who need a bit more pencil control practice, there are a number of minibeast worksheets where children need to join the dots to make the picture.

Mathematics Minibeast Activities

Children will love counting the cute minibeasts safely contained in their jars.

Not sure what a particular number looks like, they can use these caterpillar number lines to figure it out.

There are various other counting sheets for different levels of ability as well as a jar for children to draw their own minibeasts in, matching the correct number.

Understanding the World Minibeast Activities

See how many minibeasts your children can spot on a minibeast hunt or build a bug hotel and find them closer to home!

Why not try a bit of worm charming! Worms respond to vibrations on top of the ground, so if you have a playing field or piece of grassland nearby try stamping up and down with the children to encourage the worms to make an appearance and see how many you can collect. Make sure to have some moist soil to keep them in until you return them to the ground.

Find out how well your children have been listening and see if they can sort the animals into minibeasts or not with this free worksheet.

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