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Build Your Own Bug

Create a new kind of bug.
 

Learning Benefits

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Creativity
Science

What you need:

  • construction paper
  • child-safe scissors
  • glue
  • crayons and/or markers

What to do:

  1. Remind your child that all insects have six main parts: head, thorax, abdomen, wings, antennae, and legs. They have six legs and two antennae.
  2. Cut circles out of construction paper for the head, thorax, and abdomen. Cut ovals for the wings and strips for the antennae and legs. Decorate the parts to be as wacky as you'd like! The legs could be six different colors, or the body parts could be covered with polka dots and stars.
  3. Glue the parts together to finish the bug.
  4. Challenge your child to come up with a name for the bug and to think about where it might live, what it might eat, and who its enemies might be.

Learning benefits:

  • develops understanding of insects
  • supports interest in science
  • encourages creativity

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