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.

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5 Garden Snails – Visual Aids / Stick Puppets

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

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Butterflies – Editable text

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

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Butterfly Life Cycle Maze Puzzle

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

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Butterfly Life Cycle Poster

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

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Caterpillar Cooking Activity

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

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Complete The Pattern Worksheets – Minibeasts

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

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Counting Flash Cards – Ladybirds

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

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Creepy Crawly Poem

A fun and engaging poem for young children about creepy crawlies

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Editable Insect / Minibeast Labels

Editable Minibeast / insect themed labels.

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Editable Minibeast Stickers

A set of decorative minibeast / insect themed stickers.

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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

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