We've provided an empty pond scene, just begging for some wildlife to be added - perhaps a frog or a toad, some fish, flies, dragonflies, butterflies ...
More Minibeast Printables
We have scrapbook paper, writing pages and many more minibeast printables available to complement your minibeast project or brighten up a summer's day.
We've provided the background garden - now you provide the minibeasts! The kids can have fun placing all their favourite minibeasts in the picture and then colouring it in.
These bright and cheerful butterfly colour matching cards are the perfect way to help the kids learn to recognise colours. Print and cut out each card, then cut in half. Mix them all up then ask the children to match each colour word to the correct butterfly.
These pretty butterfly images can be used for crafts or just for cutting and sticking. The antennae may have to be chopped off as you cut them out, of course! You can always draw them in again when the butterflies are in their new place.
This handy printable butterfly life cycle diary prints onto A4 paper, which you can then fold to make an A5 booklet.
Use these butterfly lifecycle cards double sided to test vocabulary, or cut out individually for matching activities. To make double-sized flashcards, just cut around all the outer edges, fold along the vertical centre line and then glue back to back.
This fun activity tests how much the kids know about the lifecycle of the butterfly. Print out the cards and the arrows, cut out (and laminate if you want to reuse them), then ask the children to arrange them in the correct order.
Count the pictures - all caterpillars and butterflies - and match to the right number card. Alternatively, fold the cards in half down the centre and glue back to back to form double-sided flash cards.
This pretty mobile is a fun cutting and sticking activity for children - perfect for a wet summer afternoon, perhaps! Cut out each pair of butterflies and then glue together, trapping a piece of thread behind them.
Use your playdough to decorate the butterfly. Kids can let their imaginations run wild with this one. You might like to remind older children to keep their designs symmetrical...
There are seven co-ordinating designs in this pretty set of scrapbook paper, in bright summer colours and black and white. They would be perfect for creating your own butterfly mobile, wrapping small presents or other crafty projects.
It is easy to see the similarities between a butterfly and a moth, but harder to see the differences! This useful fact sheet provides some help.
This set of 4 pages provides one half of a butterfly illustration and asks the children to complete the other half. It's an excellent way to practise symmetry, develop drawing and colouring skills, and learn about the anatomy of a butterfly too.
This colourful activity is a great way for the kids to practise their drawing and concentrations skills, and learn about symmetry too. Can they complete each butterfly picture by drawing an exact reflection? We've got 2 sets to choose one, one with a grid to make the task a little easier.
We've provided the outlines of lots of pretty butterflies. Now all the kids need to do is draw on some symmetrical designs and then colour them in!
There are ladybirds, butterflies and bees flying among the flowers on this lovely spring themed bunting. To hang cut out the flags and fold the tab over a length of ribbon or string, gluing in place.
Here's a fun booklet which you can use to record your observations on the lifecycle of frogs. There are boxes to write down details and dates for each phase of the life cycle, then pages with plenty of space for writing observations and adding pictures.
Are you learning about the lifecycle of a frog? These printable life cycle sequencing cards (and arrows) let you create your own large diagram showing the process. Can the kids put the cards in the correct order? Choose from blank or labelled versions below.
Here's a great playdough mat for your youngest children. Grab the black playdough and add some spots to the ladybird/ladybug!
Our tenth mask template has a lovely butterfly shape, so why not try using paint, sequins and pom poms to create a beautiful butterfly mask? You could also use pipe cleaners to make some antennae!
There are 20 cards in this set of minibeast bingo cards, so you can play this at a party or gathering of kids.
These lovely minibeasts might be a little tricky to cut out, so they'll require some careful cutting skills - but once you've cut them out they're great for all kinds of sticking activities and crafts.
If children are going to practice their scissor skills, why not make it fun with the addition of these four funny minibeasts at the end of each line!
These minibeast cutting shapes have dotted lines around them to provide a guide for children to cut along.
Tell friends and family that you are "at home" to visitors with this fun snail door sign. Just print and hang up. Of course a snail is always "at home", as he carries his home on his back!
Is this door sign a little bit rude? I'm not sure - but it's fun, and the kids will love it! What better way to keep family out than by displaying a sign which says "buzz off", with this lovely bee illustration...
We hope children wil enjoy this cute "just flown out" door sign, which you can team with our other minibeast door signs so that the kids can keep the family informed as to their whereabouts and whether they want company or not!
We're just hanging out... so you are welcome here! Kids will enjoy this cheeky door sign, which just needs to be printed onto card and cut out. Laminate if you want, and punch two holes in the top for string so you can hang it from a door knob.
Just for fun - a silly door sign to print and display when you want some privacy! You could laminate it to make it last, and punch two holes in the top for string, so you can hang it from a door knob...
Minibeasts are always popular with children, and the kids are bound to love these fun finger puppets. Print onto paper or card, then carefully cut them out ready for puppet shows and games - you can laminate them too for extra durability.
Here's a cutting and sticking activity for children which will result in a fun minibeast mobile to hang up on display. Just cut out each pair of images and glue them back to back, trapping a piece of thread in between. Then use one of our suggested methods of hanging them up.
Try some fun vocabulary games with this cute minibeast vocabulary die. Younger kids can simply say the name of the minibeast, and older children can have a go at spelling them too. Or throw the die and the minibeast that lands face up becomes the central character in a creative story!
Learning the names of minibeasts can be tricky, but it'll be lots of fun with this cute minibeast vocabulary die. Print out either our pre-coloured or black and white version (the kids can colour the pictures themselves), cut-out and stick together by glueing the flaps.
These printable minibeasts matching game cards can be used for memory games, Go Fish, Snap, sorting or ordering games. We love the bright and cheerful illustrations! We have all sorts of ideas for using our printable game cards here!
Help the kids learn to count with these extra cute minibeast number lines! We have an ant, bee and beetle to help them along...
I love this colourful playdough mat, and hope the kids will enjoy it too! They can use their playdough to add some minibeasts (and animals and birds) to the scene.
This beautiful minibeast scrapbook paper is full of pretty butterflies, dragonflies and cute ladybirds. Perfect for crafting, origami, decoupage and much more.
This printable scrapbook paper features colourful childlike flowers, a butterfly and a gorgeous turquoise background - so pretty!
Four cheeky spiders have woven a web for the children to practise their scissor skills on! Perfect for Halloween, an insect theme, or any time at all...