INSECTS, BUGS, AND BEES

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IN THE TALL TALL GRASS

After reading In the Tall Tall Grass we made our own individual bugs using paper scraps, crayons, markers, whatever. Then we made some tall grass to hide our bugs in.


Fold a green piece of construction paper almost in half. Fringe one side of folded paper from edge to fold to resemble grass.


Unfold and glue your insects inside. Now your bugs are hiding in the grass.


From Mrs. A kindergarten class.

They created their own bug garden complete with original bugs!


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EXPLORATION

We took magnifying glasses outside to look for bugs. Luckily Texas always has lotsa bugs to discover - ladybugs, flies, spiders, and love bugs.

FROGGY CATCH GAME


Froggy Catch Game
Each child has their own blower. They color a frog and poke a hole in the center and slide it on their blower. I drew and cut out several insects out of gray felt and programmed the back of each insect with a number. Then I put a small piece of the hooked-side of Velcro at the end of each blower.
To play the game a child uses his frog's tongue (blower) to catch a bug (the Velcro will stick to the felt). He then turns the bug over and identifies the number. When finished the child can put the bugs in numerical order.
Extensions of the game - have child catch two bugs and say which number is higher and which is lower. Have child catch a bug, identify number and stack that number of Unifix cubes. Have child catch two bugs and write an equation.
Froggy Catch Literacy Game
Program back of bugs with alphabet. Child catches bug, identifies letter and sound.
Extension: Program back of bugs with consonants. Use magnetic letters to make a word family, such as "at" on table. Child catches a bug, identifies the letter and sound, places it in front of the word family to make a new word. Child can write new word also.

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