It was a bug’s life at Ramsey Stepping Stones pre-school last week.
Children have spent three weeks learning all about minibeasts and even got the chance to get up close to some thanks to Manx Wildlife Trust biodiversity education officer Dawn Dickens.
Dawn introduced the three and four-year-olds to everything from water beetles, snails and worms, to a giant spider carrying eggs.
As well as being able to touch some of the creatures, they looked at them through magnifying glasses.
It all started with them reading a range of minibeast-themed books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The children have also been busy outside at the pre-school, which is adjacent to Bunscoill Rhumsaa.
They have planted up tubs with a variety of insect-friendly plants.