Friday, May 8, 2009

Roly Poly Bugs


Do you have bugs that look like this near your home? Probably. They're pretty common little creatures. Why not take your toddler out to the yard, lift up a few rocks, and show them what this little bug can do?

Yesterday M and I spent about twenty minutes gently poking the bugs so that they turned into little balls. (I used a little stick, but M hasn't figured out that it's gross to touch bugs with your finger yet) Each time they rolled up, M pointed, shouted "Ball!" and hurried and look for more bugs to transform. Fun!

4 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I haven't seen these in MA yet, but I remember doing this as a little kid...

Hadley said...

we have a little collection of them in our critter cage! They are fun!

Green Mamma said...

Neat, neat nature lesson. What I'd remind our little ones though is to be kind to Mother Nature's beings too. Today we went on a walk and found dozens and dozens of caterpillars, which we allowed our 2 year old to hold from time to time.

On another note, whenever she pulls leaves from trees, I try to discourage her by saying that the tree or bush would like to be respected.

I am, as you can probably tell, a bit of a nature lover, :-)

MaryAnne said...

I haven't seen these in MA yet, but I remember doing this as a little kid...