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#1 verityn


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 10:35 AM

Here are some minibeast activities for you.
hope they are useful.

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#2 Linda McDowell

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for those Verity-we are doing mini-beasts when we go back on Monday.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 11:12 AM

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 10:52 AM

Just came online to search for ideas for our minibeasts topic and hey presto! :o

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:25 PM

Thanks a million! It will surely be handy next year when we do the topic.
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Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:29 PM

If anyone is interested -

I have a number of early learing centre toy snails and on occasions provide the following activity:

A number of toy snails
Paint (shiny; mixed with a small amount of syrup; metallic, glitter)

Encourage the children to move the snails aorund the paper.

How do they move?
What do they leave?
Movement - jump, sneak, slide, etc!!

I have been known to provide extra glitter and make cling film trails across the wall in order to display the children;s work.

I also do worm painting

I have those big worms again from ELC and tie them to "rods" which the children lower into "paint pools" (pots of paint)

I then encourage the children to try to make marks with the worms on their paper.

I also do a hungry caterpillar snack (one ..., two... etc) adapt it to what you can find cheap locally!!

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:56 PM

great ideas- I love the one with plastic snails and glitter glue etc slime trails! :D

The website for the London Butterfly House is quite good for images and if you are near enough is a great place to visit.


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