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Weekly Activities. Week 2 - Bug Hotel


Make a temporary home for a bug to live in for a short while.

Links to EYFS:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


We started this weeks activity by filling a tub with some natural materials the children found from around site that they could use in their bug hotels. We discussed our own homes and what a home means to us. We also talked about homes for different creatures and what they might like to have in them. The children then collected things to put in their tubs that they thought would suit their creature. We asked several questions: Would they like soil? Do they live underground? Do they prefer to hide under bark etc?

The children counted putting different objects into their pots and arranged them in a way that they thought their bugs would like.

They then used a palm drill to drill holes in the top of their pots so that the bugs could breathe.

The children took their bug homes away with them.

Home Activity:

Look for an insect from your own homes, gardens or local park to put in the bug hotel. Please make sure they are kept for no longer than 2 days maximum and then carefully release them back into their natural habitat. Observe the bugs behaviour while they are in the pots and then go online and find out what the bugs real habitat is like. Was it similar to the bug hotel?

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