Exploring the wild doesn’t need to involve a trip to a far off place. You can discover all kinds of amazing creatures right in your own backyard!
Summer is a great time to get outside and observe nature in action. Combine learning and art by making your own very own bug book.
What You Need
- Three or four blank pieces of construction or printer paper
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
What To Do
- Fold the blank pieces paper n half with a “hamburger” fold — in other words, your fold should make the paper shorter and fatter, not longer and skinnier.
- Go bug hunting! Head to a local trail or your backyard and search for bugs. Take photos of the ones that interest your child.
- Have your child draw a photo of the bugs they found in their booklet.
- Encourage them to label the bug’s head, thorax, abdomen and legs and write a few sentences that describes the bug’s appearance and location.
- Use art supplies that you have on hand such as markers and crayons to decorate their booklet.