Constructing insect homes encourages children to connect with nature, fostering a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship. It provides a hands-on learning experience, teaching them about the importance of biodiversity and the role insects play in ecosystems. Moreover, building insect homes enhances creativity and problem-solving skills as children explore various materials and designs.
Simple materials such as untreated wood, bamboo, clay pots, twigs, leaves, and pine cones can be used to construct these habitats. This activity not only instills a love for nature but also promotes a sustainable mindset by repurposing materials that might otherwise go to waste.
Young Tree Champions is a UK wide education programme helping young people develop the knowledge, skills and tools to speak up for trees and nature. The Tree Council is a registered charity, number: 279000. For more information about the The Tree Council, visit us at treecouncil.org.uk.