Be creative this summer with bug themed activities! These activities are perfect for the bug loving kid who wants to create, explore, and have fun!
My kids are all about bug themed activities. My daughter even calls bugs her friends. I love how we can explore our own backyard and see what is living there. It provides the perfect opportunity to talk about how God made everything big and small.
The purpose of the Summer Weekly Activities series is to provide busy moms with some simple and fun themed activities for summer. Instead of trying to do all of the things every single day, I have found it to be helpful and freeing to do one fun activity a day. Some weeks we may do all five activities and other weeks just one, but having a list of activities on hand has helped us thrive during the summer.
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Bug Themed Activities
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Create: Egg Carton Bugs
Supplies: Egg Cartons, Stickers, Crayons or Paint, Pipe Cleaners, Googly Eyes (if desired)
Directions: Cut the egg carton up to create desired size of bug. We have done longer ones for caterpillars and shorter ones as well. Let the kids decorate the egg carton. For the sake of simplicity, we usually color them with crayons or markers but feel free to use paint. Add stickers, googly eyes (or draw eyes on) and pipe cleaners for attentas.
Move: Move Like Bugs
Supplies: Move Like Bugs
Directions: Tell the kids to fly like a fly, buzz like a bee, wiggle like a worm, crawl like a lady bug and so on. For added fun, download the free printable cards for this game!
Explore: Bug Hunt
Directions: Head outside to see what bugs you can find! Remind your children to look, not touch!
Feel: Play Dough
Supplies: Plastic Bugs (if desired), Play Dough
Directions: Use plastic bugs to create bug prints in play dough. If you do not have plastic bugs, make bugs with play dough.
Make: Fruit Bugs
Supplies: Different kinds of fruit
Directions: Cut up pieces up fruit and then let the kids create bugs out of the fruit. Be creative! Apple slices can be wings and bananas can be the body. The best part of this is the creative element- no two bugs will look the same!
Download this week’s plan + supply list.
If you love this, you may want to purchase the entire Summer Activities PDF pack! It includes 3 bonus printables and is perfect to have on hand for all of those “I’m Bored” moments.
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Have fun exploring your own backyard with the bug themed activities!