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Bugs, slugs and creepy crawlies

These links will help families learn about bugs, slugs and creepy crawlies.


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For families

Use these links to learn songs, find out about weird bugs in Australia and learn how to build homes for bugs in the backyard.

Children might need help for some of these activities.

Families can explore this website to learn about weird Australian bugs — 10 weird insects found in Australia

For teachers

These links provide quality information for children who are interested in bugs. It gives ideas for how children can create homes for some bugs in the garden. 

Teacher notes

Learning opportunities:

  • Learn about unusual Australian insects
  • Habits of insects
  • Practical building and making using scrap materials
  • Counting, rhythm and rhyme in songs
  • Develop problem solving skills 

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators