What did we do?
We had great fun collecting leaves, conkers, stones, grass, bark etc from the garden and placing them in a large container. We tried to organise them all in areas to create different habitats for different MiniBeasts.
- Categorising– it’s a brilliant activity for helping children understand how to group similiar objects together.
- Develops speech, Language and Communication Skills– We found this activity really got the kids chatting, with questions and descriptions of the objects (and creatures!) they found.
- Develops Basic Science Understandig- Children learn very basic plant biology discussing leaves, conkers, grass etc. They can also develop their understanding of minibeasts that they may discover!
- Outdoors– Great activity for encouraging children to play outside. It gives them purpose when playing and is a fun activity to complete with other children and encourage team work.
- Little Preparation– You literally just need a container and some outdoor space! So a very easy activity to russel up in a couple of minutes!