Description :

Investigate some of the creatures that share our garden and discover why plants attract or repel these creatures.

Children will explore how insects and other invertebrates live in the Gardens and help plants to grow. They will engage their senses as they go on a discovery walk, and learn about worm farming.

Students will

  • Use their senses to explore the Gardens
  • Observe plant and animal interactions
  • Plant an indigenous seedling

Key focuses

  • Relationship between plants and invertebrates
  • How invertebrates help gardens to grow

Curriculum Links

All Early Childhood Programs support outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework: Identity; Community; Wellbeing; Learning; Communication 

Teacher Resources

Minibeasts Teacher Resource

Melbourne Minibeast Social Script

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Early Childhood


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.