Although it is still a bit cool there is plenty of movement outside, flies, mosquitoes, beetles, squirrels and birds in all kinds of shapes and colors.
What a delight to see Earth Day come into view with its ‘ready for summer’ livelihood. As we explore the depths of our yard let’s take a closer look at what we see. There are lots of wings flying about and plenty of legs for crawling around. Some bugs have huge eyes and long antenna. Don’t these creatures make just the most fantastic models for art?
Take a pair of scissors and cut out shapes of the main body and wings of some bugs. Let your child glue the parts down on another piece of paper continue by drawing legs and antenna. While you talk about the variety of wiggly, small creatures you can find in your own back yard, see how many different shapes they come in.
Notice the birds that stop by, put out some seeds to attract them and get a bird reference book or go online to see if you can identify them. Get those scissors out again, cut a head shape, body shape and let your child add the beak and feet.
Earth day is a unique holiday for learning and teaching, take a moment to enjoy and share it with youngsters.