Bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies abound in the garden!
…But that’s a good thing!
This week’s activities explore the wacky world of bugs, learn about all the wonderful things these critters can do for our gardens!
Activities & Games
CREEPY CRAWLY SCAVENGER HUNT – Don’t be scared! Look for these tiny garden critters and learn how they can help the garden!
LADY BUG RACE – Pretend to be lady bugs as you race to see who gets to eat all the aphids for lunch! Print and play this fun and easy board game for all ages brough to you by the National Wildlife Federation.
Arts & Crafts
MAPLE SEED DRAGONFLIES – Sometimes the simplest crafts have the most stunning results. Create your own colorful dragonflies with simple garden materials. Brought to you by Church Street Designs. Want more inspiration? Learn HOW TO TURN STUFF FROM YOUR YARD INTO STUNING INSECT SCULPTURES with Raku Inoue and CBC Arts.
Videos & More
SHOULD WE EAT BUGS? – Did you know that insects are nutritious, delicious, and might just be the food of the future! Learn all about entomophagy with this video by TEDEd. Learn more about the EDIBLE INSECT FOOD MOVEMENT with this video from KQED.
NATURE’S MASTERS OF DISGUISE – Take a look at some of the amazing ways insects and bugs disguise themselves to hide, hunt, and find friends. This video was created by Maddie About Science and National Public Radio’s Science YouTube channel, SkunkBear.