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Download our fun bug activities and teaching resources.

Things to make

Steven Falk

Make a bee hotel

Simple instructions on how to make a bee hotel for nesting solitary bees.

Stephen Arnott

Make a bug hotel

Simple instructions on how to make a bug hotel from leaves and chicken wire for bugs to use as shelter over the winter.

Lorne Gill

Make a bug friendly garden

Simple instructions on how to improve your greenspace for bugs.

Buglife

Make a log pile for beetles

Simple instructions on how to create a log pile that beetles will love.

Bug identification and habitats

Art and craft activities

Bug colouring sheets - Butterfly

Bug colouring sheets - Butterfly

Download free bug colouring sheets for butterfly, beetle, spider, bumblebee, grasshopper and ladybird.

Bug colouring sheets - Beetle

Bug colouring sheets - Beetle

Download free bug colouring sheets for butterfly, beetle, spider, bumblebee, grasshopper and ladybird.

Bug colouring sheets - Grasshopper

Bug colouring sheets - Grasshopper

Download free bug colouring sheets for butterfly, beetle, spider, bumblebee, grasshopper and ladybird.

Bug colouring sheets - Ladybirds

Bug colouring sheets - Ladybirds

Download free bug colouring sheets for butterfly, beetle, spider, bumblebee, grasshopper and ladybird.

Bug colouring sheets - Spider

Bug colouring sheets - Spider

Download free bug colouring sheets for butterfly, beetle, spider, bumblebee, grasshopper and ladybird.

Education packs

Plymouth's Buzzing education pack

Aimed at Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2, the Plymouth's Buzzing school pack makes learning about bugs fun and engaging.

B-Lines school pack

The B-Lines school pack provides lesson plans and activities aound invertebrates and pollination, that children will find engaging and fun.

Scottish education pack

Aimed at children aged 8 to 11 years, studying in Scotland. The pack includes information about Scottish bugs under threat, how to create a bug friendly garden and a bug hunting guide.

Pollinators - Lesson Plans

Pollination is a hot topic in schools and children love learning about the things that buzz in their gardens. Use Buglife's downloadable Pollintor Lesson plan to work this important topic into your lessons

Pollinator - Spotter sheet

Pollination is hot topic in schools and children love learning about the things that buzz in their gardens.

Use Buglife's downloadable Pollintor spotter sheet to engage children and teach about pollinators.

Tansy beetle education pack

All you need to know about the Tansy beetle and some practical activities that can help conserve this rare beetle

Defence lesson plan

All you need to know to run a lesson around invertebrate defence mechanisms

Habitats lesson plan

All you need to know to run a lesson around invertebrate habitats

Life cycles lesson plan

All you need to know to run a lesson around invertebrate life cycles

Morphology lesson plan

All you need to know to run a lesson around invertebrate morphology

Publications

Bug buddies

Back issues of the junior membership magazine with features on ‘how to identify bugs’ and ‘bug spotlights’.

Wonderful Wasps

Find out amazing wasp facts and read stories from celebrity wasp lovers 

Spectacular Spiders

Find out amazing spider facts and learn how to ID some species

Membership

Become a member

Maybe you would like to sign up for a School Membership package with Buglife, and receive a host of benefits for the entire school! Check out the membership pages for more details. 

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