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Minibeasts | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

A collection of minibeast / insect themed teaching resources. This section includes a set of minibeast role-play masks taken from our role-play masks and puppets section,  and a variety of display backgrounds which can be used to encourage role-play and small world play.

We also have resources to help children understand the eco-system of a garden and the life cycle of a butterfly, as well as many other unique teaching resources including minibeast top-trumps, lables, bingo and a minibeast spotter sheet and photo pack. You may also be interested in our minibeasts planning section.

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‘Greedy Caterpillar’ Flash Game

Interactive flash game about a greedy caterpillar, created by Laurie Hewitt.

5 Garden Snails – Visual Aids / Stick Puppets

A set of visual aids featuring images relevant to the ‘5 garden snails’ number rhyme.


Butterflies – Editable text

A Microsoft Word document featuring a set of 10 butterfly pictures each with its own text box.

Butterfly Life Cycle Maze Puzzle

Decorative Butterfly maze puzzle, designed by freelance graphic designer and illustrator Emma Pelling.

Butterfly Life Cycle Poster

Butterfly life cycle poster, outlining the four separate stages that butterflies undergo before they achieve complete metamorphosis.

Caterpillar Cooking Activity

Illustrated instructional sheet demonstrating how to make marshmallow and peppermint cream caterpillars.

Complete The Pattern Worksheets – Minibeasts

A worksheet to help children practice completing simple minibeast themed patterns / sequences.


Counting Flash Cards – Ladybirds

A set of 12 flash cards each with a different number of ladybirds for pupils to count.

Creepy Crawly Poem

A fun and engaging poem for young children about creepy crawlies

Editable Insect / Minibeast Labels

Editable Minibeast / insect themed labels.

Editable Minibeast Stickers

A set of decorative minibeast / insect themed stickers.

Five Garden Snails Poem

Illustrated poem about garden snails. Ideal to use in your school or early years setting when exploring minibeasts as a theme