Activities to do with Children

This section is packed with fun things for children to do connected to bugs

Beetle Drive

How to run a beetle drive

Narrow-headed Ant (Formica exsecta) © Gus Jones

Cut out and colour in Narrow-headed Ant

Make and colour in your own Narrow-headed Ant

Explorers Microscope Fact and Find Sheets

Set of six fun invertebrate cards with cool facts and things to see with  microscope

I'm Amelia Rate

An easy read book that introduces the importance of bugs through important lessons for a young child

Call this an improvement

An easy read book about a gang of insects who together stop developers from destroying their brownfield haven

Ladybird Spider (Eresus sandaliatus) © Ian Hughes

Colouring in book

A fun colour in book packed with invertebrates

Make a bee hotel

How to make a home for solitary bees.

Make a bug friendly garden

Great things to do to make the garden more bug friendly

Make a bug hotel

How to make some great bug homes

Make a log-pile for beetles

How to set up a great habitat for beetles

Make a mini-meadow

How to create a mini-meadow for pollinators

How to make a seed bomb

Homemade seed bomb instructions

Narrow-headed Ant mask

Make yourself a Narrow-headed Ant mask

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