This week, we’ll get on a roll with some dung beetles, explore what gives fireflies their signature glow, and spend a couple of days exploring the world of spiders (all while strengthening literacy, math, and science skills).
This unit is all about the creepy, crawly little creatures that outnumber us by millions! 🐝🐛🦋🐞🐜🦟🦗🕷(But don’t worry—they’re actually much more interesting than scary!) You will learn about a few specific insects and spiders while also refining your child’s fine and gross motor skills, crafting, and even taking a field trip or two.
Let’s kick off our Insects + Spiders Unit by comparing and contrasting insect and spider anatomy.
are many things that make a spider different from an insect, but one major one is their life cycle. In today’s simple craft, we’ll bring the spider life cycle to life in a hands-on way your child can refer to again and again.
Help! These friendly bugs have gotten trapped in a spider web, and they need your child to help them get free. (Plus, your child will work on fine motor skills and hand strength they’ll need for writing later on. 😉)
By strengthening your child’s gross motor skills as they learn, we help them to make deeper connections and stay engaged. For this literacy activity, we’re going to engage your child in movement while practicing spelling.
Spider silk is a really strong substance! 🕸️🕸️🕸️ Let’s have a little fun with our own experiment. This spider’s web inspired STEM activity will test your child’s engineering skills while encouraging them to think creatively.