Garden Wildlife Week – Activities for EYFS
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By Hilary White

There is an amazing diversity of wildlife to be found in a garden, if we only look for it. Encourage children to search for and investigate garden wildlife and help them learn how treat all creatures with love and respect.

Orange tip butterfly

Activities in this article:

  1. Butterfly puddling stations
  2. Mini garden wildlife ponds
  3. Other garden wildlife habitats
  4. Garden wildlife survey
  5. Signs, sounds and movements
  6. Garden wildlife reference books
  7. Garden wildlife art

Activity 1. Butterfly puddling stations

Garden wildlife week: Butterfly life cycle

As well as the sweet nectar they suck from flowers, butterflies take nutrients from muddy puddles! When a butterfly sips water from a puddle, it is called ‘puddling’. Bespoke butterfly puddling stations are quick and easy to make, and they will attract butterflies to your garden as well as helping to meet their nutritional needs.

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  1. Alessandra
    on 8 June 2022

    great resources ESL students

    Innovative and engaging teaching ideas

    5out of 5