During the month of May we have learned all about minibeasts in Junior and Senior infants! In Caim NS we are so lucky to have extensive, beautiful grounds where we have the opportunity to explore and search for minibeasts! We went on Minibeast Hunts to investigate what minibeasts we have in our playground and we found all sorts of lovely bugs!! We are also very lucky to have a new outdoor classroom space that the children can use at Aistear time. This fantastic space has facilitated our Role Play at the Bug Investigation Lab and The Bug Cafe. We used  small world minibeasts in sand and compost to develop our knowledge and language on minibeasts. We used a variety of construction materials to design and build a Minibeast Hotel and a Minibeast Playground! We used playdoh to make various minibeasts and to prepare food for the Bug Cafe. We read many stories about minibeasts including The Bad Tempered Ladybird and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We did lovely artwork based on caterpillars, butterflies, minibeasts in the meadow and our very own minibeast rocks.We also completed a class kahoot where the children assessed their minibeast knowledge at the end of the month which was great fun!!