I spent a lot of time gathering FANTASTIC nature resources from here and got to printing, cutting and laminating!! I have come up with a few ideas for using them.
The first is for this Minibeast matching tray activity. I laminated the print outs and then cut the cards up to make little individual bug cards. I added a basket of plastic mini beasts and set a few out on the tray! The children simply match then plastic bugs to their card!
The second idea I had was to print out Minibeast colouring sheets and leave them out on a tray for the children to use, as and when they wanted.
Next I laminated and cut out these idials. I joined them together with a split pin and already the boys have had a lovely time moving the front dial and seeing what each Minibeast is called! There are two. One for Minibeasts in the air and another for Minibeasts on the ground.
I also printed out some of the resources, laminated them and pinned them to the garden fences. I put up print outs of Butterfly and ladybird species, Minibeasts you might find in the garden and I have one about Spring plants and flowers and another about garden birds to put up!
The children loved looking at the posters and even found a ladybird to try and match to the ladybird identification poster!
|the sheet of writing is more for my reference than theirs!!|
On a side note, I noticed some of the little ones are a bit confused with their colour recognition so I set up a fun colour matching tray activity!
I hope the sun stays with us now! it was lovely being outside all day and making the most of it!!