Hello, welcome to the Learning at Home Green Activities page.
During the closure period, I will post activities you can do at home or in your garden with your children; they will mainly be practical activities which will be fun, hands on and help us to take care of our planet. We are an Eco School, so I know our boys and girls will be eager to continue our environmental work at home.
Boys and girls, please keep caring for our environment and all the creatures from your house and garden, thank you, Miss Thain.
No one is too small to make a difference - Greta Thunberg
Unlike honeybees who live in a hive, solitary bees like to take up residence in gardens or sheds. Have a go at making them a home in your garden.
How to Make a Bee House - this needs to me made with an adult
You will need
- One old, clean 2 litre plastic bottle
- Bamboo canes (different widths are best, so the holes vary in size)
- Saw or secatures (pruning shears)
- Cut the top off the old plastic bottle
- Cut the bamboo canes to the same length s the depth of the bottle.
- Pack the bamboo canes tightly into the bottle. Place in a sunny, dry, sheltered spot, 1metre (3 ft) above the ground.
Provide bees with water to survive and honeybees to cool the hive when the weather starts to get warmer. To make your garden more bee friendly, simply fill a tray or shallow dish with water. Put a couple of large stones in the tray or dish so the bees can rest easily and safely as they drink.
🐝 Make a Pine Cone Bumble Bee 🐝
Take a pine cone and some wool (yellow or orange and black).
Use the bottom of the pine cone as the bee's face and begin wrapping wool around the pine cone, tucking the wool into the parts that stick out.
Repeat and layer so that the bee has stripes of yellow/orange and black.
Make two eyes from white paper and stick on the bee's face.
To make the wings, find two leaves in the garden and tuck into a strand of wool.
Take a length of wool and attach to a strand of wool on the bee to hang the bee from a tree or hang indoors.
🦋 Our focus this week is Butterflies 🦋
Did you know that......
- butterflies are insects.
- A butterfly's lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult (butterfly).
- Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special glue.
- Most caterpillars are plant eaters (herbivores).
- Butterflies have four wings.
- Butterflies often have brightly coloured wings with unique patterns made up of tiny scales.
- Butterflies can live in the adult stage from anywhere between a week and a year, depending on the species.
Activity Idea - Rainbow Scavenger HuntHave a go at this rainbow scavenger hunt....…look around the house and in the garden. Good luck!
• Find something red • Find something yellow • Find something orange • Find something green • Find something blue • Find something purple • Name a fruit that is red • Name an animal that is yellow • Name a vegetable that is orange • Name a plant that is green • Name a flower that is purple • Name something outside that is blue.
I hope you have fun finding the colours of the rainbow!
Take care and keep well, Miss Thain.