Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bug Activity Ideas

To finish up our Bug Unit we went to our Zoo.

We had a great time climbing on the Spider Web,
Looking at the Tarantulas and all of the other bugs...

So much fun that I didn't take pictures of any of the educational stuff...In my defence, I was alone with 3 little kids and Baby H:)

It was a fun way to extend her learning.

There are so many fun activities to do with bugs.
I thought I would add a few here to spark you interest.

Isn't this beautiful!
I love the green sand and the cup of magnifying glasses.

She used a box and lined it with silver paper.
It created a wonderful way to look at plants and bugs.
Amazing stuff! I can't wait to do this next bug unit.
Go here to see exactly how she did it.

She takes any idea and helps her children learn it inside and out.

She has an actual Venus Fly Trap plant growing in her house.
To help her children learn more,
They created small lady bugs that the Venus Fly Trap could eat.

I have some more bug activities on my Pinterest boards.
So go here if you are hungry for more!

What fun things have you done to learn about bugs?


  1. Thanks for the mention! Our venus fly trap just blossomed - even I learned something - I had no idea they grew flowers.

  2. I'm a pre-k teacher and post lots of my art activities, you might want to check my blog out when school starts or our school blog: and it might give you some ideas.

  3. Ooooh a great collection of buggy activities and crafts! And I loved Sun Hats and Wellie Boots' discovery box too!!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  4. I took my grandson to the zoo this weekend and we had such a great time!

    He loved the monkeys (and I couldn't help but notice that their behavior was quite similar to his behavior)...

  5. My children loved learning about bugs and since they hate spiders, I gues that means they think spiders are NOT bugs.

  6. We love to visit our local zoo. It is tiny and we can easily cover it in a morning.

  7. How fun, I have a facination with bugs from my childhood years... Love this!

    You maybe be interested in
    they post some great stuff on live critters:-)

  8. All of these pinterest posts are making me want to join...... Ahhhhhh

  9. What a marvelous post! I love reading about creative Mom's...and you certainly are one!

    The thing I love about doing things with my Grands is that I always learn so much right along with them.

    Thanks for the smile and the happy post!


  10. what a fun collection of activities. We recently did a bug unit but I now have ideas for next time! Would love to invite you to link up to this week's Sunday Showcase -



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