We’re going on a bug hunt

  • April 24, 2016

Every so often Little H’s school sends home a “Home learning challenge” to complete over the weekend. This week we had to go and look for mini-beasts, so we headed down to the woods to do some exploring.

Bug Hunting

Little H had great fun lifting up logs and rocks with Daddy and finding bugs – while I stood a safe distance away! It was nice to see her getting stuck in, as she’s normally a complete girly girl, and screams when even so much as a moth goes near her. (No idea where she gets that from!)


It was great to hear about the things she’s been learning at school, especially as it’s normally impossible to get any kind of information out of her about what they get up to. She was telling us all about cocoons, bees, and bugs camouflaging themselves.

After a week cooped up at work and school, and a few days of rain, it was nice to get some fresh air and for Little H to run around and explore.


Fairy Tree

On the way back to the car we even found a fairy tree, which Little H was convinced was the Elf Tree from Ben & Holly. I love the fact she’s not yet growing out of believing in things like this, especially as I’m feeling a little bit emotional right now about my baby turning 5 in a few weeks!


I took lots of photos for her school project, but this sneaky one was one of my favourites. I love the concentration and interest on her little face. Shame a photo can’t show her rabbiting away about bugs and creepy crawlies!

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Hope you’ve all had a good weekend and the rain has held off!


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  • Notmyyearoff

    It really does look like it could be from Ben and Holly; I think I’d be so impressed to see that! 🙂

  • Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)

    This looks and sounds like an awesome project

    Thank you for linking up

  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    I am also scared of minibeast so I will be a wee bit far and let the husband do the digging and getting them minibeast! It such a lovely homework! Something that will expose you to the beauty of nature =) #countrykids / #mysundayphoto

  • alittlelyrical

    It’s so nice that we’ve had the weather to get out and about without getting soaked! I love that tree it’s fab, and glad she enjoyed it! #mysundayphoto

  • Coombe Mill

    Well done school on sending out a great project for the weekend. Bug hunting is something we love to do here at Coombe Mill too. It is a great way for children to explore nature and understand the habitat at of little creatures that make up so much of our world. I love the photo of your daughter looking into her pot, this is celarly a project she enjoyed. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  • Jaylan - Diapers at Dawn

    Sounds like so much fun and she looks totally engrossed. Love the fairy tree x #KCACOLS

  • Kaye

    Seems like so much fun, I’ll have to do this with A. He’s ecstatic every time he finds a ladybird. That tree is so awesome, I believe Ben and Holly live there too, haha. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  • Kate (@Newmummykate)

    What a lovely trip out. My little ones would love this, they’re always pointing out ladybirds to me and I’m certain they would think that was the Ben & Holly tree too! x

  • travelingchristie

    Ah bless her its amazing isnt it ? How they never do anything at School ! Sounds like a fun day joe my youngest would be in his element x

  • Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

    What a fun day out, your little lady certainly looked like she was enjoying herself! Can’t say I’m a huge fan of bugs either but I know my Toddler would love this 🙂 #Whatevertheweather x

  • Scatty Mum

    It’s lovely when they actually tell you what they’re been up to at school isn’t it. That fairy tree is AMAZING! #whatevertheweather

  • chloelifeunexpected

    I love the fairy tree. It is so adorable. I’d love to find somewhere like this to explore with Evie. She is obsessed with fairies. Such a brilliant idea to go on a bug hunt. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx

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