Fun with some bugs!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on June 12, 2014

in Children's Books, Some Bugs

DIY Lid Bugs

One thing my three year old grandson is completely enthralled with is bugs. What do you do if you have a kid who loves bugs? You find a book about some bugs and spend lots of time playing with pretend bugs and looking for real bugs too!

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

You can’t take my grandson anywhere and expect him to walk faster than a snail because he is always looking for bugs and stopping to point them out. I can’t remember the last summer where I spent so much time looking at bugs!…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

We have found ant hills in the grass, Pill Bugs (roly poly) in the driveway, butterflies fluttering everywhere, and spiders in the windows of our detached garage…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

And on one afternoon, a caterpillar literally dropped out of the sky (one of the trees) and landed in my lap…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

I let my grandson keep the caterpillar in a jar over night so we could learn a little bit about it…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

Then the next day, we found a tree and let the caterpillar go…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

The caterpillar crawled way up high until we couldn’t see it any more…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

With so much attention on bugs, I searched for a fun children’s book to add to my classroom and found the book titled, “Some Bugs” by Angela DiTerlizzi. “Some Bugs” is filled with wonderful illustrations and simple text of all kinds of bugs, many of which we recognized from all of our recent bug hunts. I also set out some of my DIY lid bugs for play…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

It didn’t take long before my grandson spotted the new bug book and we sat down together to read it…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

And just like he does when we are walking outside, he stopped and pointed at almost every bug in the book…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

The book is filled with LOTS of descriptive vocabulary commonly associated with the way a bug moves or looks or sounds such as “crawl, flutter, buzz” and so on…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

After reading our book, my grandson spent a little time over at the water tub dishing up a few bugs for play…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

There are many ways I will be able to build on his interest of bugs over the summer and I find it lots of fun to find new books and interesting bugs to explore with along the way…

Fun with some bugs by Teach Preschool

You can read more about the DIY bugs I made by clicking here –> DIY Bugs on the Sticky Table!

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1 Amanda @artsy_momma June 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm

They’re so cute!

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2 Rhythm June 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Love this post about bugs!!! I’ve found that most all little ones are fascinated with bugs!

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3 Alexklaschools June 17, 2014 at 2:21 am

This is really looking cute playing with tiny bugs,,

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4 Anne-Marie June 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

What little boy doesn’t like bugs? He is such a cutie!!!

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