Introduce your young learners to the wonderful world of minibeasts with resources to teach about classification, habitats and life cycles. Brighten up your classroom with minibeast display materials and bring insects and bugs to life through multimedia and video resources.
A pack of eight minibeast fans with accompanying questions to ask children.
Minibeasts description game
Identify the minibeasts in this interactive game.
A selection of minibeast image bingo cards, with and without name labels.
What am I?
Simple minibeast identification activity in a colourful presentation.
Minibeast top trumps
Compare minibeast characteristics with these top trumps cards.
Walking through the garden
Lead students on a virtual minibeast hunt.
Minibeast identification cards
These cards feature clear, labelled images of minibeasts.
A set of 24 slides displaying named photographs of various minibeasts.
A selection of images and activities to introduce minibeasts to your class.
Habitats and life cycles
Minibeast presentation: Habitats
Match the minibeasts to their habitats in this interactive presentation.
Introduce children to the habitats of different minibeasts.
A selection of worksheets, including activities on life cycles and habitats.
The life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly
Differentiated worksheets accompany this illustrated presentation.
Life cycle of a butterfly
Help students to correctly sequence the butterfly life cycle.
Butterfly life cycle
An illustrated presentation to talk students through the life of a butterfly.
Minibeast display materials
Combine photos and questions to brighten up your classroom.
Minibeasts title lettering
Colourful minibeast-filled lettering for your display boards.
Minibeasts and flowers
These high-quality photo slides are perfect for wall displays.
Butterfly days of the week
Brightly-coloured butterflies, labelled with the days of the week.
These photos show minibeasts that can be found in England.
Minibeast songs and rhymes
Help children to learn about minibeasts through song.
Add adjectives to sentences about minibeasts to make them more descriptive.
Explore symmetry through matching butterfly images.
Cover maths, science and literacy with these minibeast-themed activities.
Minibeast topic plans
Planning materials for teaching a minibeast topic.
EYFS minibeast plans
Detailed medium-term plans for a unit on minibeasts.
Everything you need to plan and teach about minibeasts.
BBC Class Clips: Minibeasts
Learn about lots of different animals without a backbone in this CBeebies video.
LBB Animations: Incy Wincy Spider
A video animation of a classic nursery rhyme.
HooplaKidz: What is an insect?
An animated introduction to insects.
Minibeasts in London
Which minibeasts can be found in the parks of London?
Sesame Street: Honeybee Hullabaloo
Sing along to this song about bees making honey.
Learn about ladybirds
This video looks at the life stages of different ladybird species.