DIY Bug Jar
One of the great things about camping is the opportunity to slow down and observe the natural environment around us. Creating this simple jar helped our children have an opportunity to briefly study an insect up close.
Punch a couple of holes in the top with your screwdriver or scissors. A knife might also work.
Have your child help you find some sticks and leaves to put inside for a bug to crawl on.
Together search for a bug to put in the jar. We found one crawling on a leaf and added it, leaf and all, into our jar. Watch the bug together. Ask what your child sees. Listen to their observations. Write down or remember their questions.
Don't forget to let the bug go when you are done observing it!
Large Empty Jar
Screwdriver or Scissors (adult use only)
*Find another insect and compare/contrast to the first one you observed.
*Find books about insects at the library
*Draw a picture of the bug before you let it go
*Take photos of the insect
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