It’s no secret, my kids love bugs. We’ve had several kept as short-term pets. Remember our horned tomato caterpillar?
So when I found I Love Bugs! at the library, I knew we had to check it out.
After reading the book, several times, we set out for a bug hunt.
Now, usually we find some good bugs. This time around, though? Nothing but ants (not my favorite, by the way). I decided it was a good day to pull out the little bags of plastic bugs I had picked up in the dollar section of dear Target.
The kids were thrilled!
I had them count the legs of all the plastic insects, and we talked about how true insects have 6 legs. Of course the spiders and scorpions in the bug kits had 8 legs, which led to a brief discussion about how they are arachnids. (Did you know scorpions fall in that category? I didn’t know they were related to spiders until we read one of the bug identifying books we have.)
Speaking of bug identifying books, we pulled those out next. Flipping through the pages we matched our plastic bugs up to the ones in the books. So cool that our kit came with a rhinoceros beetle! We also figured out that we had a plastic cicada.
We’ve made some toilet paper tube bugs; I’m thinking some more buggy crafts will be in our future!
Are your little ones into bugs?
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