Mini Beasts & Gardening

Spring is almost here! We have been using the nicer weather to our advantage and making some improvements to our nursery garden and outdoor play area.

We have been helping to weed the garden and set up our new wormery. This has led to the discovery of lots of different creepy crawlies and sparked an interest in mini beasts and insects. So far we have found millipedes, woodlice, worms, caterpillars and grubs hiding in our soil and plants. We have also been collecting things to compost in our wormery and helping to set up their new home.

We are looking to develop our loose parts play and have requested that parents/guardians bring in anything useful they may have lying around at home. The kinds of things we are looking for are:

  • Natural resources.
  • Building materials, tools, planks, nails, etc.
  • Scrap materials such as old tyres, guttering off cuts.
  • Household items e.g old pot lids, kitchen roll tubes, cable ties.
Loose parts is a good way of encouraging imaginative and cooperative play, as well as physical.
We would be very grateful for any donations and thank you in advance. 🙂