We're Going On a Bug Hunt: Extension Activities

Our curated list of book recommendations, extension activities, and field trips to go with our Insect-themed busy bag!

Book Recommendations:

Make a trip to your local library or bookstore to snag one of these favorites.

Bugs, Bees, and Other Buzzy Creatures by DK

The Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni

The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities by Lauren Davidson

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs by Catherine Hughes

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

Insect-o-Mania! Science with Stuff by Allyson Kulavis

Extension Activities:

Have fun extending your child's learning with these ideas from around the internet.

Build an Ant Farm, and watch it thrive.

Raise and release butterflies in your own Butterfly Garden.

Create your own crazy Stamp Bugs.

Grab a magnifying glass, and investigate real-life Acrylic Bugs.

Go on a Bug Scavenger Hunt.

Make an Invitation to Create a Bug Art Tray.

Play in a Bug Sensory Bin.

Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board here.

Field Trip Ideas:

Museum of Natural Science

Wildflower Center

Local Apiary


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