How parents can help Wriggle and Crawl

Help your child prepare for their project

Minibeasts are fascinating. Why not have a minibeast hunt around your local area? Look out for different minibeasts, take close-up photos and use an app or spotting book to identify any unknown creatures. Alternatively, visit a local museum to see if they have any insect specimens on display. Huge moths, colourful butterflies and armoured beetles are all amazing to see. You could also invent minibeasts of your own. Draw, paint or make models of new minibeasts, then give them a name and describe their special features.

Share any junk modelling materials to build our new bug homes. Spring 2 English
Investigate what lives in your garden Maths

Minibeast – BBC
A wealth of videos about insects and other minibeasts.
Minibeasts – my learning
A site to help children understand minibeasts, including an interactive game called ‘Build
your own Super Bug!’, which gives children the chance to make their own minibeast.
Minibeasts – Resources hwb Wales
An interactive site where children can build their own minibeasts, classify bugs and explore
gardens.
Know your bugs – The Learning Zone
An interactive insect identification key.