Your class will gain first-hand experience of native wildlife, through mini-beast hunting and pond dipping (if water levels are adequate). They may also learn how to identify and group what they find. Throughout the day, the children will act as detectives, uncovering clues of what lives where and why, as they explore their habitats. Important concepts such as food chains are explained and brought to life. We aim to develop children's love and respect for the natural world.
Activities that may be included in your habitat day:
- Minibeast hunting - search and identify a variety of creepy crawlies
- Pond dipping - see the creature of this hidden habitat up close (water level dependent)
- Habitat comparison - consider features of the habitats and why species are suited to them
- Sensory experiences - season activities that immerse everyone in the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the environment
- Food chains, variation and classification - games and activities that introduce concepts and consolidate learning
- Den/habitat building - create shelters or homes, considering the needs of animals