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Name Our Mini-beasts

Students name common mini-beasts which live around school, in our gardens and in the park.

'Name Our Mini-beasts' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many little animals, which we call 'mini-beasts', live around us. We can go outside and look under stones and in dark places. We can look on the plants growing around us too and find many little animals.

 

Because we are scientists, we need to know their names.

 

ant

 

We know that this is an ant, but how many other mini-beasts can you name?

This red, spotty insect is a...

 

ladybird

Spider

Ladybird

Rain beetle

This useful insect is a... 

 

bee

Bumble bee

Butterfly

Honey bee

This little animal has 8 legs. It is a...


spider

Wasp

Fly

Spider

snail

 

This animal leaves a slimy trail. It's a...

Slug

Snail

Caterpillar

wasp

 

This insect likes your picnic food!

It's a...

Fly

Bee

Wasp

How many legs?

 

centipede

 

This is a...

Centipede

Woodlouse

Earwig

black beetle

 

This insect lives in dark places in your garden.

It's called...

An ant

A black beetle

A butterfly

earwig

 

Careful, this insect has a nasty nip!

What is it called?

A beetle

An ant

An earwig

butterfly

 

This beautiful insect is a...

Moth

Caterpillar

Butterfly

Look under any plant pot and you'll find a...

 

woodlouse

Slug

Beetle

Woodlouse

This mini-beast turns into a beautiful butterfly.

 

caterpillar

 

It's a...

Moth

Caterpillar

Maggot

dragonfly

 

This BIG insect lives near ponds, rivers and streams.

What is it called?

Wasp

Fly

Dragonfly

  • Question 1

This red, spotty insect is a...

 

ladybird

CORRECT ANSWER
Ladybird
EDDIE SAYS
This insect is a ladybird. A ladybird is from a family of small beetles. Did you know there are 5000 different species of ladybird in the world?
  • Question 2

This useful insect is a... 

 

bee

CORRECT ANSWER
Honey bee
EDDIE SAYS
Honey bees make honey for us to eat. We must be kind to honey bees.
  • Question 3

This little animal has 8 legs. It is a...


spider

CORRECT ANSWER
Spider
EDDIE SAYS
All spiders have 8 legs. Spiders come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. They can make sticky thread to weave webs with.
  • Question 4

snail

 

This animal leaves a slimy trail. It's a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Snail
EDDIE SAYS
This is a snail. They carry their shells on their backs and disappear into them when they sleep or if they are in danger.
  • Question 5

wasp

 

This insect likes your picnic food!

It's a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Wasp
EDDIE SAYS
Did you know that wasps eat a lot of harmful flies? They also like sweet foods...
  • Question 6

How many legs?

 

centipede

 

This is a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Centipede
EDDIE SAYS
Centipedes can have as few as 20 legs or as many as 300!
  • Question 7

black beetle

 

This insect lives in dark places in your garden.

It's called...

CORRECT ANSWER
A black beetle
EDDIE SAYS
The black beetle is very easy to remember - it is black and it is a beetle!
  • Question 8

earwig

 

Careful, this insect has a nasty nip!

What is it called?

CORRECT ANSWER
An earwig
EDDIE SAYS
This is an earwig. You can see on its bottom that it has two pincers, which can give you a nasty bite if you're not careful!
  • Question 9

butterfly

 

This beautiful insect is a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
This butterfly is called a red admiral. Have you seen one?
  • Question 10

Look under any plant pot and you'll find a...

 

woodlouse

CORRECT ANSWER
Woodlouse
EDDIE SAYS
Woodlice can be found under most rocks and plant pots. But remember, that is their home, so if you are looking at them, always remember to put rocks and plant pots back where you found them.
  • Question 11

This mini-beast turns into a beautiful butterfly.

 

caterpillar

 

It's a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Caterpillar
EDDIE SAYS
This caterpillar will eventually turn into a butterfly.
  • Question 12

dragonfly

 

This BIG insect lives near ponds, rivers and streams.

What is it called?

CORRECT ANSWER
Dragonfly
EDDIE SAYS
This is a dragonfly, they can be found near ponds, rivers and streams.
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