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

Understanding of the World – The World

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: : Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

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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