MINIBEAST DISCOVERY

National Curriculum Subject Area/s: Science, Art, potential for cross-curricular work
Length of session: 1 hour
Max group size: 30 pupils

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Reinforce learning about minibeasts in school
  • Discover artists' fascination with minibeasts and try fun techniques inspired by artists such as Matisse
  • Improved speaking and listening skills

SESSION OUTLINE

Activity 1: Minibeast hunt
Pupils will solve minibeast riddles and then hunt for minibeasts in paintings in our Still Life Gallery.

Activity 2: Caterpillar collage
Starting with the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ children will work in groups to create a giant ‘big, fat caterpillar' collage to take back to school.

Activity 3: Make a finger puppet
Pupils will then make a colourful snail or butterfly finger puppet to take away.

CONTACT US

Contact for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes:
Clare Coleman, Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288077 
Email: clare.coleman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk