We read Monsters Among Us, Bob and Otto, and Butterflies and Moths.
We sung Ants Go Marching, The Fireflies at Night, and the Fuzzy Caterpillar.
Lot’s of free reading time during play time. I found some great books on insects at the target dollar spot.
Monday: I put large fake insets on the table for the kids to draw pictures of.
Wednesday: We talked about the butterfly life cycle and then drew butterflies. We used foam stickers to decorate the wings.
Friday: We used our old playdoh, sticks, straws, pipe cleaners and google eyes to create insects. It was a great was to talk about the parts of an insect.
On the Shelf
3D Insect book! VERY Cool!
Real insects that I pinned and put in test tubes. These were all collected DEAD! I don’t kill the bugs. I teach my children to respect nature so I just wait until I find insects that are already dead. I put these out with a magnifying glass and insect flash cards.
Insect parts activity that I made.
Counting bugs. Use tongs to make towers. Each bug has a number written on top.
We took many walks in the garden and released lady bugs.
And hung up our praying mantis egg cases! Can’t wait till they hatch!