Beetles are scuttling, Ants are marching and a shimmering Dragonfly catches your child’s eye. Sit in the park or in the garden and read about the exciting life of the Minibeasts, which are all around you.
Now you’ve enjoyed a great book, try this:
in the great outdoors…
- Go out with a pot (an old yoghurt pot will be fine) to your local green space, park or garden to see what bugs you can find.
- Don’t forget to help your child look under old logs or bricks and see what is lurking underneath. Alternatively take an old white pillowcase outside and place it under a tree. Give the tree a shake and see what bugs fall out onto it.
- Go to the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives page to look up which bugs you found, or download a spotter sheet before you go out.
and at home…
- Help your child collect some sycamore seeds.
- They could stick them on a twig to make their own Dragonfly.
- Your child could decorate the wings with glitter. Don’t forget Dragonflies have 2 pairs of wings!
- Have a chat about where your Dragonflies could live.