Sunday, July 31, 2011

Buggy Business

Last month things got a little buggy around our home! In the few weeks leading up to Finley's Buggy Birthday, (and the few weeks after), we had fun learning about, making, and observing different bugs. My friend Maile and I split the cost of some lady bugs and Finley liked watching them fly around her little bug house. We also observed caterpillars form chrysalises and emerge butterflies. Finley kept a little butterfly journal--she'd draw what she saw and then I'd write her observations down.

We had so much fun with our buggy-theme! 

I found this on another blog. I cut out the dots and Finley had fun counting them and putting them on the ladybug.

Busy Bugs is a fantastic Discovery Toys present from Mailie! She did really good at matching the bugs to the right colors.

I gave her the "B" letter stamp and she had fun stamping away!

Finley loves stickers! She loved her buggy sticker garden. She would point to each of them and say the names of the ones she knew.

The ladybug she painted.

Dot paint ladybugs.

I got this idea from Maile. These are Rowynn's feet, they made adorable butterflies! Finley did some too and she would always point at the back wall and say, "RoRo's seet (feet), Fin's seet!"

This was quick and easy. Finley put dabs of paint in the middle of a piece of paper and then we folded it in half and swooshed it around. Voila! Butterfly :)

This is our bee-hive. She used bubble wrap, dipped in yellow paint, to paint the bee hive on cardstock. And the bumble bees are thumb prints!

I love these flower hands!

Dot painting on the ladybugs Maile made for us!

Dot painting on the ladybugs Maile made for us!

Counting ladybugs!

Marble painting made a wonderful spider-web!

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