Making a bug hotel, view of completed structure showing detail of components, Potton lower school, Bedfordshire

Homes for minibeasts

There are lots of simple things that you can make as a class to give minibeasts a place to live.

This activity is about looking at habitats and finding suitable places within your grounds for minibeasts to live.


Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!


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What do I do?

  1. Research the different types of habitat that minibeasts like, and then decide which one or ones you’d like to build.
  2. Use our How to guides, below, for step-by-step instructions.

Welsh resources

Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo to help earn your award.


Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading a photo of you building your minibeast home, or a photo of your completed masterpiece.

Soldier beetle
Soldier Beetle

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