Bug Hunting

Suitable for: Ages 4-11 

Duration: 1 Hour

We’re going on a bug hunt! Search through grass, under leaves and in trees to find as many different mini beasts as possible.
Children will be asked to predict where they will find the most insects, use a key to identify the creatures they have caught and discover which insects live in which environment.

National Curriculum Links:

Science: Animals

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals.

  • Find out about the basic needs of animals for survival.

  • Identify that animals can not make their own food, they get nutrition from what they eat, 

  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. 

Science: Living Things and their Habitats

  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals. 

  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals and their habitats.

  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants or other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain.

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. 

  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things.