Bug Themed Activities for Kids

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This weeks  ATK series is all about Summer Camp at home, in your neighborhood, play group,etc.  Over the week one blogger will share on a specific theme, giving you ideas for activities, crafts, or snacks to plan a fun summer camp week for the kids.
Bugs are a fascination at my house.  Big brother really enjoys fake and real bugs.  I often find him outside holding a bug and tell him to put it down, lol.    I am all for exploring nature but we want to use caution and explain to him that some insects bite or sting.  These bites can cause unpleasant reactions.  Sometimes the best observation for real bugs is from afar or in a jar.  Little brother definitely likes the fake bugs better.  He and mommy have that in common. He does enjoy looking at real bugs but he would rather do it from a distance or hover over them and then run off.
 
Either way, real or fake, kids can learn a lot about bugs.  There are many fun play activities, crafts, and snacks that are all about bugs! I set out to search for some of the top bug activities I could find to enjoy a fun bug Summer Camp week at home with my 3 boys.  I hope this post can be a great resource for others that can enjoy this too with their kids.
 
 
 

 
 
 

20+ Bug Activities for Kids:

 
Sensory~


Melting Insect Sensory Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles 

 
Mud and Bugs {Sensory Sink}would be great in a sensory bin for a group by FSPDT


Buggy Small World by House of Burke 

 
Playdough Bug Fossils by No Time For Flash Cards

Insect Sensory Bin by Learn Play Imagine 



Crafts~ 

 

Garden Rock Caterpillar by Nellie Bellie 

Yarn Wrapped Bee Craft by Housing a Forrest 

Symmetry Butterfly by Mamas Like Me

10 Cute Bug Crafts by There is Just One Mommy

Dot Marker Butterflies by Plain Vanilla Mom
Other~
 
In doors bug hunt by FSPDT

Sticky Spider Web by Hands on as We Grow

Insect Science Center by Fun A Day

Caterpillar Color Sorting by Toddler Approved

 
Bug Books~
 
Bug Books from House of Burke 
 
Caterpillar and Butterfly Books by House of Burke
 
 
 
Bug Snacks~
 
After School Snack Ideas from Nestles Kitchens
 
 
Fruity Caterpillar Snack for Kids from Kix by Meet the Dubiens 
 

 
Babybel Cheese Ladybugs by Cute Food for Kids
 
Dirt Cake by FSPDT
 
 
See the other great posts that are part of this Summer Camp Week brought to you by ATK:
 
Robots by Fun A Day
 
Around the World by All Done Monkey
 
 
Animals by Inspired by Family 
 
 
Ocean/Beach by Mamas Like Me
 
Nature by House of Burke
 
Circus by Sugar Aunts
 
 
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    I hope you can enjoy this with your family too!
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