On the first day of bug camp we learned about earth worms! Activities included making worms out of clay…
And trying to move around like a worm!
We then fed our turtle worms and discovered that worms are way better at moving like worms 🙂
On day two we learned about ants, including how ants live in colonies and each ant has a role or job to do. We did “The Ants Go Marching,” and went outside to find ants and their colonies! Some children made books of the parts of an ant…
On day three we learned about grasshoppers! Children were blown away that grasshoppers breathe through tiny holes in their stomachs called spiracles!
In our adventure down to the pond to find grasshoppers we stumbled upon little frogs on a log! They quickly jumped into the pond or slid into the cracks in the log to hide…
On Thursday we learned about lady bugs. We learned all about the lady bug life cycle, and then were able to find many of the stages out on our playground, including a larva and a very young lady bug whose shell was still yellow!
On the last day of bug camp we learned about… Butterflies! Many children were already experts on the butterfly life cycle. We also played butterfly memory games and made butterfly collages!
All week we sang “The Insect Song.” This prompted the children to find bugs outside and try to correctly identify if they were an insect or not!
It goes like this:
What makes an insect
I think I know
It has 3 body parts
Here we go!
Head, thorax, abdomen
And now let’s count the legs and hands
And now let’s see what else there is
I see antennae
And two eyes
Some of them have wings
To help them fly
Here is a link if you’d like to learn how to sing it: https://vimeo.com/12053307
Get ready for next week where we will learn all about Water!