I love this activity with the parents and children. Everyday learning opportunities are the best and free. Visiting the park or the woods or even your back garden can find some really interesting mini beasts lurking.
This activity was set up really quickly for a session: A bucket, one pack of compost from Asda (other suppliers available), some plastic mini beasts hidden in the compost and the sorting trays....plastic cake tray packaging from the supermarket.
You can find the mini beast spotters guide on the sparklebox web site (link on the right hand side bar).
- Lots of language opportunities here (talking and listening skills)
Plus lots more fun to be had.....