Wildlife habitats

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By Hilary WhiteEducational writer

If you go down to the woods today… you can try all of these brilliant beastie activities!


In this article:

  1. Minibeasts welcome
  2. Wildlife diary
  3. Cross-curricular activities

Minibeasts welcome

Encourage creatures to visit your setting by creating some natural outdoor habitats

EYFS Area of learning > Understanding the world > The Natural World

What you need

A selection of natural materials, such as leaves, bark, twigs and stones; magnifying glasses and bug viewers; minibeast reference books; materials for making signs.

What to do

  • Make a number of different habitats to attract minibeasts to your outdoor area. Try piles of bark, twigs and pine cones, old logs, empty plant pots with leaves and straw, heaps of stones and a few bricks with holes for insects to hide in.
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