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

Knowledge and Understanding of the World – Exploration and Investigation

Development matters: Show an interest in why things happen (22–36 months); Show curiosity and interest in the features of objects and living things (30–50 months).

Early learning goal: Find out about, and identify, some features of living things, objects and events they observe.

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.

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