20 Best Tips
Teaching Textbooks

Preschool Corner ~ Getting Buggy

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy .

A friend of ours {hi Catherine!!} invited us over this week to do a ‘mini-camp’ of sorts. We spent a few mornings over her house with all of our kids {preschool up to 4th grade} and had fun learning about a few bugs, making some crafts, creating some yummy treats and just having fun. Cindy from Along the Way joined us one of the days too.

Unfortunately I forgot my camera on the first day, but made up for it on the second day by taking over 100 picture. I’m so glad we have a digital camera. :) The first day we learned about ladybugs and on our second day we talked about ants.

LadyBugs

Catherine started off each morning with a devotional time…and we read a book about the insect we were studying. After we sat down to make a craft ~ some cute little bug jars from Oriental Trading.

IMG_6097

The kids also made some ladybug beanbags {felt circles filled with rice} and glued some spots on them. They weren’t quite dry enough to play a game with, so we had to use plain beanbags to play ‘catch the aphid’, where the kids had to toss a beanbag on a giant leaf and try to land on one of the green foam dots.

IMG_6098

Snack for our ladybugs was a yummy cookie that the kids frosted and put little candy dots on {not healthy…but fun!}.

Ants

After devotions on ‘Ant Day’ we read Are You an Ant? and even I learned some fun facts about ants ~ did you know that ants can stroke an aphid? That they have two stomachs? The Are You? series are great books…and ones that we’ll be checking into more.

IMG_6089

Craft time was an ant made out of egg cartons. The kids painted them black and used pipe cleaners for legs and antennae. 

IMG_6124  IMG_6132

For snack we made anthills {aka chocolate pudding and crushed graham crackers} and the kids added chocolate covered raisins for the queen ants and mini chocolate chips for the worker ants.

IMG_6153 IMG_6171 

Right after we finished our story time, we took three lids outside to see if we could attract ants. One lid had a chunk of watermelon in it, one had water, and one had some apple juice.

After about an hour we went back down to check out the caps to see if we had any ant action. The kids guessed that the watermelon would have ants on it ~ and it did! The water had no visitors and the apple juice had a few ants. Can you see the little visitors?

IMG_6180 IMG_6177

IMG_6184 IMG_6185

Stories & Books We Used

These are some of the books that we read at home to learn a little more about our insect friends.

Ready to Link Up?

Share what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! The updated guidelines can be found here if you need them.
 
 
Jolanthe Signature affiliate button

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy .


10 great tips for people who are teaching a struggling learner

 

Would you rather SUBSCRIBE BY RSS?

Leave a Comment

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Send this to a friend