Today we are having fun learning about bugs! Sydney has been very interested in insects lately, so I picked up a bunch of little critters at the store. I thought the toys could help cure her fear of bugs, and teach her how to identify some different kinds insects. Drawing pictures of each insect is a little advanced for her age, so I created a bug painting activity instead!
You just need a set of toy insects, paint brushes, flat white paint or primer, and a variety of acrylic paints.
First we painted all the insects with flat white, and let them dry.
Then we worked together with our white bugs, and used images we found online to identify each insect. Sydney had fun painting all the bugs, and the ladybug was her favorite.
Here are a few of her finished insects!
To protect the bugs I gave them a few coats of non-toxic shellac. This activity was fun, educational, and made her more comfortable with real bugs. Plus, she now has a set of toy insects that she designed on her own!
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