Meet a minibeast

Animal lovers
Under 15 mins

What to do

Look carefully for minibeasts (such as beetles, spiders or woodlice). Great places to look are on plants, in long grass, and under logs and rocks.

You might want to place your hand in front of it and encourage it really gently to climb on. Remember, you’re big and scary to a small creature!

How do you think the creature felt? How did you make sure you didn’t frighten it?

Things to think about

  • What did it feel like on your hand?
  • How did having it on your hand make you feel (emotionally)?
  • How do you think the creature was feeling?
  • Would you like to be the creature? Why?
  • Having seen the creature close up, what did you like most about it? Why?

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