Bring on the Bugs

Okay, so school is out, insects are buzzing, and summer is here! And that translates to keeping the kiddos entertained.

Here’s a fun and educational activity that occupies little hands and minds. You will need a dry erase board, erasable colored markers and eraser. Introduce the kids to an insect like the June bug or Firefly, with interesting facts, information and pictures. Quick-reference material is available on-line at bugfacts.net. Have the kids draw their rendition of the bug being discussed. There is plenty of ground to cover when taking on the bug kingdom, so incorporate this activity in your weekly summer routine, and bring on the bugs Now, go on a hunt for a living specimen, put in a mason jar with air holes, study and release back into the natural habitat. It’s a great way to spend quality family time and connect without gadgets and electronic devices.

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