Mini beasts challenge

Inspired by a school trip this idea would be easy to do in your back garden or beyond. Basically the children are given a yoghurt pot and a spoon and are sent off to scrape around under logs, roots and in leaf litter to find as many mini beasts as they can. They then bring their beasts back to a central place and sort them onto trays as to whether they have 8 legs, 6 legs, multiple legs or no legs. What fun as the fast little wigglers made a dash for it !!!We found spiders, beetles, millipedes and snails to name but a few and because there were several children taking part, everybody could admire what each other had found. Brilliant and so simple !

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