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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Investigating bugs and bees

Monday, 04 May 2020
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Explore the diverse and fascinating world of minibeasts with our varied resources.

Minibeast discovery pack
Pack of six activities including catching minibeasts, food chains and webs, and classification, introducing children to the world of invertebrates.

Wildlife activity sheets
Includes a number of activities for attracting and studying  a variety of insects, including building an insect hotel and a butterfly feeding table.

OPAL id guide to common invertebrates
Discover how to tell bees from wasps, bugs from beetles, and how many legs a centipede really has.

Plants for pollinators
Comprehensive list of plants, based on RHS research, to help support bees and other pollinators in your garden.

Wildlife colouring sheets: minibeasts
Print off these colouring sheets and practice your artistic wildlife skills - perfect for a rainy day! You can also download the colour versions to help you get them just right.

Understanding bees
Learn about life in a hive, the vital role of bees in food production, why bees are under threat and how to help them.

23 days of bees
A resource with a focus on bees that is buzzing with activities! There is information, art projects, crafts, honey tasting, music and more.

For more home education resources, go to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub. We will also be posting weekly blogs  highlighting a range of resources on a particular theme. All resources were originally written for school use, but are equally suitable for education at home, while following government guidelines on social distancing.

Do share what you are doing with us, and other home educators, at #CountrysideClassroom.

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