Gardening and Wildlife

Introduction by Carrie Lomas. Carrie will explain what is in store today.

Carrie Lomas
Read a poem - 'The Wise Old Owl' by Sarah Griffiths

We are going to read a poem about a very wise owl that comes to a robin’s rescue.

This is one of many of Sarah’s poems for children, sharing the beauty and wisdom of the natural world around us. 


Support your child to talk about the wildlife around them. Can you go for a walk or look out of your window? What wildlife can you see? Ask your child what is their favourite wild animal or mini beast? Can you write a short rhyme together?


This activity supports children’s language and sound recognition. Rhyme is a fantastic way for children to remember stories and poems with the lovely rhythm of the verses. It helps children to recognise the ending of words with the same sound.

Wildlife Hunt

Sarah and Eva go on a hunt in the garden for all the wildlife they can see.

This is one of many of Sarah’s poems for children, sharing the beauty and wisdom of the natural world around us. 


Support your child to talk about the wildlife around them. Can you go for a walk or look out of your window? What wildlife can you see? Ask your child what is their favourite wild animal or mini beast? Can you write a short rhyme together?


This activity supports children’s language and sound recognition. Rhyme is a fantastic way for children to remember stories and poems with the lovely rhythm of the verses. It helps children to recognise the ending of words with the same sound.

Sound and action song - Wildlife all around me

Sarah shares an action song you can join in with your grown up all about the wildlife all around us.

Grown Ups:


With your child can you think of all the mini beasts and wildlife. Together make up your own song using sounds and actions.


This supports children’s language, communication and development of vocabulary.

Paint or colour your own minibeasts

Collect large round stones to paint your favourite mini beasts.

Grown Ups:


With your child look in your garden or local area to find some smooth round stones. Look at the patterns on different minibeasts to make your own. Use paint, colouring pens and pencils to decorate your stone.  Can you talk about the patterns on your minibeasts together? What do you like about them?


This supports children’s creativity and understanding of the world around them.

Talk with your child about wildlife that comes out at night. Can you draw pictures of your favourite nocturnal animal and find out about them?

The Leapfrog by Hans Christian Andersen

Lloyd ends our day with a story.

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