How to Host a Bug Playdate Inspired By Friends
We went to an awesome “Tot School” play date all about bugs. The mom had different stations for the toddlers to rotate through all about bugs! The cupboards had posters of all different bugs and bug facts. We have been practicing bug names with Nicholas, so he was able to identify most of them in English and Russian.
How to Host a Bug Playdate: Learning Stations
The kids had such a blast, that I wanted to share with you the stations in case you wanted to host a bug day for your kids or even a small group!
1.Observing Nature, The kids went on an adventure into the backyard. There were several live beetles and bugs pre-hidden for the kids to find. We also lifted up a rotting log to observe the insects hiding underneath.
3. Art and Fine Motor Connection: Drawing bugs on a large chalkboard. Using an upright chalkboard or easel helps strengthen their wrist muscles so they are better prepared for more accurate letter writting.
Extend the Learning at Home:
And, as a take home kid, each kid brought home a Mexican Jumping Bean, complete with instructions and a little home. How cool is that. Well, both my tot and my 5 year old are in LOVE. We have now had Beany (his new name) for 4 days and the kids have carried him around everywhere. If you are looking for a pet, this one isn’t too bad. It has all the food it needs in the bean, only needs a bath once a week and doesn’t need to be walked!