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Nature Tales: Insects

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


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.


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 [1]