We had a blast learning about insects last week. Here are some pictures from our week.
We made these cute ladybug books with L words on the inside.
We also made our click beetles after reading Eric Carle's book. I cannot remember for the life of me where I found this idea originally but I've made them every year since my internship and they are a blast every time. We made them with small paper plates and tissue paper squares. Then I hot glue a clothespin to the bottom and they start clicking and jumping away.
(A few click beetle tips: 1) Use GOOD clothespins that are fairly sturdy or they will twist and get stuck. Also, the sturdier the clothespin, the better the "click" 2) Put hot glue on the outside of the clothespins where the metal parts fit into the groves of the wood. This will limit clothespin malfunction. 3) Line up the clothespin right up to the edge of the paper plate (the part you squeeze is the part that goes on the outside)
On Friday we wrapped up our insect unit by making our candy bugs. The kids were singing "Head, Thorsx, Abdomen" to themselves over and over as they were making their bugs...too funny. My favorite is the one with the pretzel feet :)
I am thinking of doing a giveaway when I hit 20 followers. I'll keep you posted.
For now, here's one last bug freebie.
Bee Number Book
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