I. NATURE TALES
There’s nothing more powerful than storytelling to connect us and make sense of our world. Introduce our topic with our read-aloud, Are You a Ladybug? by Judy Allen, and related discussion.
Enrich your understanding as we begin to explore what ladybugs look like, their anatomy, and lifecycles with our illustrated lesson guides, handpainted watercolor posters, and a variety of activities.
Bring out your ‘looking glass’ and delve deeper into ladybug defense adaptations; make a ladybug house as you read about their habitat; and discover why ladybugs are a farmer’s best friend as we learn ways to invite them into our gardens.
IV. POETRY & ARTS
Enjoy a related poetry study (with copywork), art study, music study, and learn about ladybug folklore. Make your own felted ladybug to give as a ‘good luck’ charm to a friend.
Celebrate everything we’ve learned with a fun Ladybug Bottlecap Magnet craft and Strawberry Ladybug Cookies.
VI. ON THE TRAIL
These nature study activities will take you outside as you learn how to identify ladybug look-alikes, go on a Spot the Ladybug Scavenger Hunt, and record your observations in your new Beetles Nature Journal.
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