Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

The number one thing I like about my toddler is her constant amazement in the world around her. Every time we head to the library she has a different subject of books that she’d like to get. One day it might be Disney princesses, the next elephants, and the next sharks. And, while the next time it might be dinosaurs or Pokemon, the interest never completely fades. It’s like a snowball of excitement about the world. I wish that I had just a portion of that.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is a super cute little book that we picked up during a ‘subject of the week’ trip. As you can see from the cover, it’s full of cute illustrations and bright colors. Inside is a simple rhyming journey through the underworld of creepy crawlies. Then, the last page tells you some easy facts about the subjects of the books.

Inspired by this, we went on a little walk to see what little crawling things would present themselves.

lady bug

Mostly, we found a bunch of ladybugs and honey bees. Also, a few ants, bumblebees, and butterflies (and one lone grasshopper that wouldn’t let us near enough to really see him).

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Alli was a little hesitant to touch them, because there are some bugs she knows she shouldn’t touch. But, she was thrilled to watch me hold them.

honey bee

The clover was a big hit with all the bees we saw buzzing around.

check it out

Her curiosity and excitement was adorable.
So, get those kids outside and have some unorthodox fun!

2 thoughts on “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

  1. Eww, bugs… Haha – I do enjoy those kind of bugs, but anything uglier and I let my husband explore with my kids. That reminds me that I saw a neat “experiment” where you cut off the top 1/4 of a large soda bottle and invert it into the bottom 3/4 so it fits in like a funnel. You fill that top part with dirt, and two hours later any bugs from the dirt will have burrowed down and fallen into the bottom of the bottle. You can then look at the bugs, with or without a magnifying glass. 🙂 I’m going to try that once it stops raining around here!

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