Minibeast Hunt in the Forest

Each room went on a mini beast hunt in the forest. 

They explored the forest looking for bugs with their eyes and by using magnifying glasses. 

The children talked about where they might find minibeasts and explored dark, wet places such as underneath logs and covings of trees. 

The children were successful in locating several different minibeasts such as worms, slugs, woodlice, ants and a centipede.

The children handled them carefully as well as placing them in big viewers for closer viewing. 

They were able to observe them up close before returning them to their natural habitat. 

The children talked about why they like dark, wet places. 

They used new vocabulary such as habitat and centipede.