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PT1 n Mini-Beasts Lower Primary

Blake’s Topic Bank

Popular Themes:

t i a B M n i- e s s by Peter Clutterbuck

Each popular theme contains 18 fun and practical blackline masters

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BLM 1

Classifying Look closely at all the pictures. Cut them out and see how many ways you can group them. For example, those with wings and those without wings.

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Symmetry Draw the missing part of the butterfly.

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BLM 2

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Homes Draw lines to match each creature to its home.

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BLM 3

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BLM 4

Camouflage Some small animals hide from their enemies by pretending they are leaves, twigs or flowers. Can you find the 8 hidden insects in this picture? Circle them.

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Life Cycles Cut out the pictures. Paste them in the correct order.

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BLM 5

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BLM 6

What Am I? Cut out the pictures. Paste each one in the correct box. I collect pollen from flowers. The name of my home is a hive. People take and eat the honey I make.

I live in a rockpool. I have a hard shell to protect my body. I also have nippers to catch my food.

I am a ______________________

I am a ______________________

My young are called tadpoles. I can live in water and also on land. I like to eat insects and small fish.

My babies are called maggots. I like to eat household scraps. I can easily spread disease.

I am a ______________________

I am a ______________________

fly

bee

crab

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frog

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Make a Spider Cut out the legs and stick them on the spider. Fold the legs on the dotted lines.

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BLM 7

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BLM 8

Which is Which? Colour the boxes that contain the names of the mini-beasts in the picture.

butterfly

ant

worm

beetle

mosquito

grasshopper

slug

crab

spider

dragonfly

snail

bee

tadpole

ladybird

moth

centipede

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Cloze Use a word from the box to fill each space. four

egg

fruit

sting

three

nests

grubs

six

flowers

blue

Wasps are insects. They have _____________ body parts and _________ legs. Most wasps have long thin bodies and ______________ wings. They are black or dark _______________ with coloured rings around their bodies. Wasps protect themselves with a _______________. They can sting someone many times. The sting is very painful. Wasps eat sweet things. They suck the nectar from _____________ and the juice from ________________. Some wasps build their _______________ under the ground, while others build them in trees or even in houses. An _______________ is laid in each cell of the nest and after about six days the eggs hatch into ________________. The grubs live on the insects killed by the queen. After two weeks the grubs spin cocoons. In ten days adult wasps emerge.

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BLM 9

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BLM 10

Word Puzzle Using the mini-beast words below, find the answers to the clues and complete the word puzzle. By completing the puzzle you will discover the name of a well known mini-beast in the box. What is it? 1. Something sweet ants like to eat. 2. A sweet food bees make. 3. A small animal with a shell. 4. The _____________ bee or ant lays the eggs. 5. A small animal that has large, pretty wings. 6. An animal that catches its prey in a web. 7. A small, hardworking insect. 8. A small, long animal that burrows in the soil.

queen worm

snail butterfly

honey spider

jam ant

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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BLM 11

Spot the difference Look at the mini-beasts in each row. Circle the one that is different.

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BLM 12

Drawing Snails Look at the picture of a snail. In the second square, draw what it would look like if you were looking at it from the front. In the third square, draw what it would look like from behind. In the last square, draw what it would look like from above. 1. Side

2. Front

3. Behind

3. Above

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BLM 13

Fill In Look at each creature. Fill in the spaces. Number of legs

Wings?

Shell?

What does

Yes or No Yes or No

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it eat?

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BLM 14

Join Up Join the dots to complete the mini-beast. Colour the picture.

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BLM 15

Sounds Read the story.

Animals can make sounds. Different animals can make different sounds, but they all must make some part of their body vibrate. Bees make a buzzing sound because their wings move up and down very fast. Bull frogs croak by puffing up their throats like balloons. Crickets make sounds by rubbing their wings together. Animals have ears too. A grasshopper has ears in its body. A cricket has ears in its legs. A frog has very small ears.

Circle the correct word. 1. Bees buzz because their (legs, wings) move up and down quickly. 2. A cricket makes a sound by rubbing its (legs, wings) together. 3. A frog has very (large, small) ears. 4. A cricket has ears in its (wings, legs). 5. Bull frogs croak by puffing up their (throat, eyes). © Blake Education – Mini-Beasts Popular Theme This page may be reproduced by the original purchaser for non-commercial classroom use.

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BLM 16

Writing Letters Read this letter.

Dear children, I have a big problem and hope you will help me. Yesterday I found a large piece of delicious bread that I was taking back to the hole to feed my babies. I was just hauling it over a lettuce leaf when I saw a friend with a hurt leg. I put the bread down and stopped to help him. When I came back, my delicious piece of bread was gone. I asked Sammy Sparrow, Claude Cockroach and Sid Snail but they all just laughed and said they hadn’t seen it. Even Meredith Mouse said she hadn’t seen it. What do you think has happened to my piece of bread? Please tell me. Yours faithfully, Andrew Ant On the back of the sheet, write a letter back to Andrew saying what you think might have happened to the bread. © Blake Education – Mini-Beasts Popular Theme This page may be reproduced by the original purchaser for non-commercial classroom use.

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Missing Numbers Add the missing numbers in the caterpillars.

4

6

7

9

8

15

21

18 17 16

6

9

15

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BLM 17

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BLM 18

What Is That Word? Add a small word from the box to make the name of each mini-beast. Write it in the space below the picture. grass fly quit

cock cent pole

3.

2.

1.

________roach

s_________

butter________

________ipede

mos________o

________hopper 9.

8.

7.

________p 6.

5.

4.

nail was rick

tad_________

c________et

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