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 maths resources, top-trumps, song sheets, labels, bingo games and a minibeast spotter sheet and photo pack. Visit our minibeasts planning section for ideas on how to bring alive this topic in your school / early years setting.

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‘Greedy Caterpillar’ Flash Game


5 Garden Snails – Visual Aids / Stick Puppets

Butterflies – Editable text

Butterfly Life Cycle Maze Puzzle

Butterfly Life Cycle Poster

Caterpillar Cooking Activity


Complete The Pattern Worksheets – Minibeasts

Counting Flash Cards – Ladybirds

Creepy Crawly Poem

Editable Insect / Minibeast Labels

Editable Minibeast Stickers

Five Garden Snails Poem


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Emma, Bognor Regis
I love all the KS1 teaching resources from ELHQ and use them all the time at school (and at home!). The role-play section is a particular favourite, especially all the pirate related stuff.
Kate, London
Thank you so much…this site is amazing! I really love the planning section, there are so many new ideas that I want to try out!
Anna, Manchester
Wonderful resources….particularly love all the new planning documents, the story resources and the number rhymes.
Sandra , Cullompton
This site provides brilliant EYFS resources that I regularly use in my early years setting. All the material is bright and colourful and is great to use as part of displays. My class especially like the Elmer the Elephant section!
Will, Brighton
ELHQ is definitely my first stop for teaching resources for my KS1 class, as they have such a varied choice and the quality of their pictures is always amazing!