Last year we made our first mini pond on the patio and it bought us a whole summer of pleasure including a number of dragon fly visits amongst other things.
You will need:
A water tight pot or large bucket
Some water (try and use rainwater if possible)
Some plants (a good mix is pondweed, a floating plant and one tall plant)
What you need to do:
Place the pot or bucket where you want the pond to be
Place the bricks in the bottom of the pot (to stand the tall plant on)
Fill with water
Add the plants
TOP TIP: Encourage your children to take photos of the pond every week so they can see how it changes and record what insects have made it their home.