Minibeast Survey

This activity includes quick and easy suggestions on how to make the traditional “minibeast hunt” multilingual, taking as its starting point pupils’ knowledge of home languages, and facilitating pupils and the teacher to learn from and with each other.

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Happy Bug Ball

The ‘Happy Bug Ball’ is a refreshed version of the classic song the ‘Ugly Bug Ball’. This activity allows pupils to explore the words for insects in multiple different languages, incorporate and perform them in a new multilingual version of the ‘Happy Bug Ball’.

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Old MacDonald

The ‘Old MacDonald’ activity can work well with key stage 1 and 2 pupils. This is a fun way to transform a traditional English nursery rhythm, into a multilingual song. The song can incorporate, as many language/s spoken by, or of interest to pupils.

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Name this minibeast

This activity could easily be used as a starter for a topic on minibeasts, or as a bit of light relief, asking students to work out minibeasts based on their names in other languages.

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