Our theme this week at Lane End is 'All Creatures Great and Small.' One of our favourite things to discover, especially at this time of year, is minibeasts. Why not try some activities around some of our smallest creatures in the animal kingdom?
Can you collect a rock on your walk ( or a selection) and turn them into rock bugs? Paint them bright, add wings, legs or even antennae! Then pop them in your own outdoor space or why not leave them on a walk for someone else to find? Take a picture and send it to the reception website so we can see your wonderful creations!
Paper plate minibeast
Use a paper plate or cut a circle in some paper and create a minibeast. Think creatively - you could make a bee, a snail, a butterfly, a ladybird or even a wiggly worm!
Usually at this time of year we get some caterpillars into school to watch them transform into butterflies, then set them free. The children love watching this metamorphosis. Look at this video with your child. Chat about:
What do you already know about the life cycle of a butterfly?
What does a butterfly start out as?
I wonder what happens inside the cocoon?
How can we look after a butterfly?
What did they enjoy in the video........
See if you can find any butterflies or caterpillars on your local walk and link it to what you have seen in the video!