I have been inspired to begin to document some of the projects I have been involved with by the fantastic people I work with. I hope that by sharing some of my work you will see how I could work with you and your teams to get things done and make a difference.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Making a Bug Hotel

Outdoor learning environments -

one area that the children and staff really wanted to develop as part of the project was a space for children to collect, observe and explore minibeasts. The children loved the idea of a bug hotel.

Woodpiles and bug hotels are a great, and relatively simple, way of enticing all those wonderful creepy crawlies into your learning environment . So if you haven’t got one and want a few simple ideas read on.

We used four wooden crates, wired them together and fixed them to the ground

The children added different collected materials to each section including, wood, bark, pine cones, leaves and soil.

I think we need to put that wood as a floor so they don’t fall through the gaps.


I think they might like to hide in this ball.


This big pine cone is a good hiding place.


I think we need a flag on the top


I’m going on a bug hunt to invite them to come and stay now the hotel is open.


Come back soon and see how the reservations are going!


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