A short instruction sheet which gives details on how to make a simple bug hotel in the classroom. The sheet starts with a small introduction which explains how animals are our neighbours and how we need to look after them and finishes with a few ideas of the kind of animal that the children might see move into their bug hotel. The instructions are simple and includes suggestions on where the bug hotel should be placed outside.
The hotel is made entirely from recycled materials that should be readily available to pupils e.g. plastic bottles, old newspapers or scrap paper from the classroom.
When we think of our neighbours you always think of the people that live in the houses around you, right? But what about your animal neighbours? There are lots of animals that live in your garden or in the streets around your house. It’s more important than ever to think about these neighbours at the start of Autumn because they’ll be looking for somewhere safe and warm to hibernate over the winter. This bug hotel provides them with a safe space and it’s made from recycling our old rubbish – it’s kind to the environment too!
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- A Plastic Bottle
- Scrap Paper (this can be newspaper or any scrap paper you have lying around)
- Be Kind to your Neighbour
Area of Learning and Experience
- Expressive Arts
- Science and Technology
Eilidh Brailey spent most of her childhood at her local youth theatre, first as a participant and later leading workshops for younger people. She went on to devise and perform shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, helping to reinforce her view of the importance of the arts for young people. After completing her degree, Eilidh moved to Wales to complete her PGCE, training to be a primary school teacher. She recently completed this training and aims to implement creativity and creative learning in her lesson delivery to stimulate the imaginations of her pupils and help to develop their creative skills as well as promoting self-confidence.