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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bugs Galore (Summer Sensations)

Okay here's another idea for a Summer Sensations kit for the kids...this one falls under Exploration. Create a Bugs Galore Kit...this can be stored in a shoe box or even a small suitcase. These items are sure to produce an afternoon or a whole day's worth of exploration into the tiny world of insects.

List of Items for the Bugs Galore Kit
  • Bug jar (You can make your own from a plastic mayo jar or Walmart has some cheap ones)
  • Magifying glass
  • Sticks or twigs for picking up bugs
  • Small guide to different kinds of insects
  • Bug Journal for recording
  • A map of the backyard for recording where they find insects
  • A flashlight
  • A small ruler (for determining size)
  • Tweezers
  • Butterfly net
  • Little plastic bugs (just for fun and pretend play or setting up a bug museum)
  • Index cards for note taking or making labels for the museum
  • DVD about bugs...like Bugs Life, Antz, etc...this is for the hot afternoon after a day of bug exploring.
  • Recipe for Bug Juice to make and drink during the movie...

I'm sure there are a few items I am forgetting...so I may add to the list later!!

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