Nature Tales: Insects

Nature Tales: Insects

Nature Tales is a once a month story time program provided by Woodbury County Conservation Board and Dorothy Pecaut nature Center.

Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn & Jack Tickle

Craft: Egg Carton Caterpillars

We cut the bottom egg carton cups into 2 strips ahead of time and also punched 2 holes in one end for a place for antennae. The children colored the egg carton caterpillar with markers and crayons, put pipe cleaners through the holes for antennae and decorated.

Snack: Ants on a Log

Covered stick pretzels with peanut butter and placed raisins on them to represent the ants. Be sure to have alternative spread available in case of peanut allergies.

Hike

We took a short hike outdoors to look for invertebrates of all kinds. We also stopped and looked under logs for critters and used bug boxes.

Activities provided by:

Woodbury County Conservation Board
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Theresa Kruid
4500 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, IA 51109
www.woodburyparks.com

Age:
_ 0-1
_ 1-2
✓ 2-3
✓ 3-4
✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Adult-Child

Time:
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1 hour

Season:
any

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4, 6.1, 7.3, 8.2, 9.1, 9.4, 11.1, 11.2, 12.4, 13.1, 14.3

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