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It’s #movienightfriday and with spring upon us, we decided to have a bug filled lesson. We filled our week with science. First we explored our area to find what natural bugs we do have. We happen to have honey bees, dragon flies, spiders, snails, millipedes, butterflies, crickets and ladybugs, some of which are featured in this fun Pixar film.
Now we did happen to catch some bugs more than a few times but we love using insect lore to really watch what happens. We have gotten the butterfly, ant farm and ladybug kits, which are featured below.
We did observation journals to watch the bugs work. You can also check out these videos below.
We then made bug inspired crafts and snacks to add to our lesson.
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We hope you have as much fun with this lesson as much as we did.
Paper Roll Butterfly Craft – Ottawa Mommy Club
“Now that my little ones are old enough to start to reach out and explore the world around them, they have been in awe over how spring has sprung around our backyard and our neighbourhood. They love nature and are always wanting to reach out and touch everything they can. I was wondering what we could make together so they can have a piece of this wonder in their hands whenever they wanted to play with it. I then had the idea to put together these whimsical paper roll butterfly craft since they are fascinated with them.” – Lyne
Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft for Kids – Two Kids and a Coupon
“Help your kids create cute and creative creations with this toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids. Here’s how to make them!” – Kim
The Best Dirt Cups Recipe – Desserts on a Dime
“Kids will go crazy over this easy dirt cups recipe. Layers of pudding and oreo cookies topped with gummy worms make a fun treat or dessert.” – Carrie
CUTE AND EASY BUTTERFLY SNACK BAGS – Mommy Made That
“I don’t know about you, but having a portable snack available for the kids is a must for us. ” – Molly
RAINBOW DRAGONFLY PRETZELS – In the Kids Kitchen
“These cute and colorful Rainbow Dragonfly Pretzels are a delightfully different summer kids recipe.” – Stacey and Jennifer
Strawberry Ladybugs – The Soccer Mom Blog
“How to make chocolate & strawberry ladybugs, a fun healthy snack that’s sure to get kids eating more fruit!” – Stacey
Ladybug Oreo Valentine Truffles – The Soccer Mom Blog
“These adorable Ladybug Valentine Truffles are a sweet treat that’s perfect for the love bug in your life! These easy Oreo truffles are fun to make with the kids…and even more fun to eat! The best part – there’s no baking required!” – Stacey
DISNEY “BUGS ON A LOG” DESSERT RECIPE – Ever After in the Woods
“Disney’s “The Lion King” is in theaters now and we are headed out to see it again. This Bugs on a Log recipe is perfect for a birthday or movie night and they were inspired by two of my favorite Disney characters, Timon & Pumbaa.” – Jenn
5 Fruit Bug Snacks That Are Fun For A Party! – On My Kids Plate
“Adorable fruit bug snacks are a fun and healthy snack for your next birthday party. Whether your kids loves insects, is having a Lion King birthday party, or you’re teaching a preschool lesson about bugs all five of these snack ideas are fun! Use one or all five of these ideas for kids including all kinds of cute ladybugs, beetles, caterpillars, butterflies and dragonflies!” – Kristy
5 Minute Spider Snack For Kids – On My Kids Plate
“Looking for a spooky snack for Halloween or just to be a little creepy crawly? This idea is kind of like the classic peanut butter and celery snack “Ants On A Log” with a silly twist. This is a great Halloween snack for a party, but is also fun to surprise the kids with a treat after school or in their lunchbox.” – Kristy
Easy Chocolate Dirt Pie Cups (With Variations!) – On My Kids Plate
“This super easy chocolate dirt pie recipe is made with Oreo Cookies, chocolate pudding and gummy worms in individual cups. Kids love this easy and super fun no-bake dessert!” – Kristy
Butterfly Cupcakes (British Butterfly Cakes) – Christina’s Cucina
“Butterfly cupcakes are a quintessential treat that was served at almost every child’s birthday party in the UK when I was growing up. Traditional British butterfly cakes are (apparently) sometimes called fairy cakes, but no matter the name, they are simply delightful.” – Christina
Peanut Butter Cup Spider Cookies – What a Girl Eats
“Peanut butter cup spider cookies are a fun, Halloween cookie. Adorable peanut butter cup spiders sit on top of soft, chewy peanut butter cookies topped with chocolate legs and candy eyes.” – Cynthia
Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Alfredo (aka the smashed spider) – The Forked Spoon
“Both kids and grown ups will go bonkers for this FUN (and sneakily healthy) version of Pumpkin Cauliflower Alfredo. Appropriately named The Smashed Spider, this pasta is all about healthy veggies and power packed super foods.” – Jessica
DIRT BALLS – ihearteating
“Dirt balls are easy marshmallow popcorn balls that are coated in Oreo cookie crumbs and are stuffed with gummy worms. These popcorn balls make a great Halloween treat!” – Kate
How to Make Beautiful Bee Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting – Attachment Mummy
“Imagine your favourite vanilla cupcake infused with cinnamon and topped with a decadent, creamy frosting laced with honey.” – Leta
HEALTHY APPLE CRISP (GLUTEN FREE + DAIRY FREE) – Clean Plate Mama
“Look no further for the perfect gluten free apple crisp recipe! This apple crisp is healthy, easy, and made from simple, real food ingredients. Warm apples, cinnamon, and a crisp oat topping…the ultimate fall food combo.” – Sara
Bug Party Fun! – Imaginative Homeschool
“Our bug themed party the year my son turned seven was, by far, my favorite party we’ve had with the kids ever. Everything worked, yet it still felt simple. Part of it was due, I know, to a bunch of parents who choose to stay, help where needed, and a group of kids that just got along so well. But we had some neat games and activities I wanted to share with you all too. ” – Gale
How to Make Bug Cupcakes – Imaginative Homeschool
“I made the following cupcakes for a bug themed party and it was so fun. The cupcakes themselves are just regular out of the box cake mix with store bought chocolate frosting, but below you can learn more about how I decorated them.” – Gale
Flower Dirt Sundae Cups Recipe – Ottawa Mommy Club
“Are you looking for something interesting to serve at your child’s birthday party? Chances are you’ll remember these fun treats from your own childhood – or a similar version. These Flower Dirt Sundae Cups are not only fun to make and cute to look at, but always a hit at parties and bake sales. Best of all, they are so incredibly easy to make. Everyone will think you slaved in the kitchen making these cute treats.” – Lyne