Minibeasts | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) lesson plans and ideas relating to insects and minibeasts, ideal for using in your classroom or early years setting when looking at this ever popular topic.

If you have a lesson plan or activity that has worked well in your early years setting and you would like to share it with other practitioners then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Minibeast Arts and Crafts Ideas

A selection of illustrated minibeast themed art and craft activities.

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Minibeast Cross Curricular Game / Activity Idea

An idea for a minibeast themed game that involves children pretending to be spiders and catching flies in their web.

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Minibeast EYFS / KS1 Topic Plan

A comprehensive EYFS / KS1 planning document on the topic of insects / minibeasts.

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Minibeast Maths Game / Activity Idea

An idea for a minibeast themed game involving ladybird leaf cards.

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Minibeast Storybook List

A Microsoft word document featuring a list of useful minibeast themed EYFS / KS1 books

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Sandra , Cullompton
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