We had such a fun week learning more about bugs and identifying all the different types of bugs in our world. I love this time with them, and I love having two boys!
*Butterfly exhibit at the local zoo: I gave them the brochure of butterflies found in the exhibit and they were so into finding each of the butterfly species. It was very adorable to watch! None of these pictures are posed or staged, they were really being all serious and consulting the brochure
*Bug museum: this was awesome and by far the highlight of our bug week. The entire museum was filled with live creepy crawly bugs in displays. We arrived just in time for the bug show and the boys got to touch a live scorpion, tarantula, and millipede. Mama didn’t touch any of that!!!! We brought a friend along and the boys definitely enjoyed themselves Pardon my blurry iPhone pictures….
*bug bingo: we made and colored the game boards & pieces and then played many rounds
*bug hunt outside to find as many bugs as possible in our bug bins
*catching fire flies
*examining a beetle skeleton we found
*Fingerplay: another huge favorite, I think we spent hours doing this again and again
Here is the beehive, where are the bees? (clench hands together in front like a beehive)
Hidden away where nobody sees (hide hands behind my back)
Watch and you will see them come out of their hives (hands back in front, wiggling as I count my fingers)
One, two, three, four, five,
Buzz, buzz, buzz (chase after them buzzing and tickling)
*ants go marching
*itsty bitsy spider
*jello worms: this was a disaster and I do not recommend this, as cool as it looks. It was soooo hard and messy to make and get out of the straws
*ants on a log
*paper plate bugs made and proudly displayed on our closet doors
*clothespin/popsicle stick dragonflies (we had to eat a lot of popsicles this week to get enough sticks for our project)
*painting bug pictures and reading lots of bug books (here with our friend Emily)!