Use garden soil, loam or top soil with large seeds such as Nasturtium or sunflower to make this simple seed bomb.
This quick and easy activity could be used to cover topics such as counting and mini-beasts as well as a fun way to plant seeds in your garden.
Use a mister to moisten the soil
Mould the soil into a ball
Flatten the ball of soil between your two palms
Carefully open the packet of seeds
Start with two spots on the 'pronotum' (the bit behind the ladybirds head)
Mark the wings and the 'pronotum' (the bit behind the ladybird's head)
Add in as many spots as you like - have a look at some ladybirds to count them
Once you have finished your ladybird seed bomb throw it spot down on some bare soil. If the weather is dry water it in.