Move Like An Invertebrate

Move Like An Invertebrate

  • Cool+
  • Early Learning
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Activity Summary

Children look at different invertebrates, focusing on their external features and the ways they move. Children will observe and discuss a range of invertebrates images. Younger children will then focus on the movements of invertebrates and will participate in a role-play to mimic these movements. Older children will take their understanding of invertebrate features and movements to invent their own invertebrate out of playdough. They may then participate in a role-play around the invertebrates they created.

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Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes

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

  • 2.3 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners

  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

Resources Required

Ages 0 to 2 –

Ages 3 to 5 –

  • Invertebrate Flashcards
  • Optional – Paper for making antennae and wings, cushions and fabric for making snail shells
    Playdough and tools.

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Additional Info

This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

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