There’s nothing quite like enjoying a good book with a child. That enjoyment can be made even more special with extension activities that help the story come to life for him or her.
One of my kids’ all-time favorite books (and mine, too!) is Ladybug on the Move, by Richard Fowler. We discovered this gem during our local library’s story time when my oldest (now almost 17) was a preschooler.
Ladybugs – and insects, in general – are such a high-interest topic with kids that it’s easy to come up with lots of fun related activities to move the story off the pages of the book. First, explore facts about real-life ladybugs with your child using a book such as Are You a Ladybug, by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries (the whole Backyard Books series is incredibly well-done).
Enjoy some fun and tasty ladybug snacks together, such as:
Enjoy making ladybug-themed crafts:
· Variety of ladybug craft ideas
· Adorable ladybug rock (be sure to scroll down to look at the ladybug salad idea)
· Ladybug (or insect) sensory box (this links includes lots of other great ladybug-themed ideas)
You can even order live ladybugs to observe for a little while or catch your own and observe them in a ladybug habitat.
Have you done any fun ladybug crafts or enjoyed any unique ladybug snacks lately? Do you have any great resources for more ladybug extension activities?