- Go for a walk & let the kids use a digital camera to take pictures of all the bugs they find
- Make patterns with plastic bugs ... bug, marshmallow, bug, marshmallow
- Make a bug book … blank board books in several different sizes are found here.
- First page … "Blue Bug, Blue Bug, What do you see?"
- The next page could be "I see an orange bug looking at me"
- Then red bug, green bug, purple bug.
- Let the kids cut out bug shapes for each page & add eyes & legs ... or do your book with all blue (blue bird, blue fish, blue cow).
- End the book with a picture of your kids "...looking at me"
(Sorry for the beat up looking book. We made this one in 2007 and it’s been loved. I found this little blank board book at a teacher supply store. Amazon also has them here. I think the kids like reading it so much because of the repetition and colored words they can “read” themselves when they’re little)
- Bug match game ... I found a bulletin board border with bugs. Use one strip of border & cut out matching bugs from another strip of border. Let the kids match.
- Bee Beehive
- Label a brown beehive cutout with a variety of different letters (make several of them Bs).
- Make several yellow bee clipart circles, large enough to cover each letter.
- The kids can use the bee clipart circles to cover up all the letter Bs!
- Fly like a Bumble Bee
- Attach yellow & black crepe paper streamers to two elastic hair bands.
- Slip a hair band around each wrist and dance to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Flight of the Bumblebee" (click for a link to the song!)
snack idea: bagel bugs ...
- Spread bagels with cream cheese.
- Add stick pretzel legs, mini marshmallow or cheese cube feet, and raisin eyes.