Bugs, bugs, and billions more bugs! They are everywhere, and they are fascinating to observe and learn about.
In these activities, learners will explore the mysterious world of bugs and build a sense of compassion and empathy towards these flying, crawling, slithering creatures. Go on a bug hunt or build your own bug with special buggy super powers. Adopt your very own bug and build a special home for it – a fun way to observe their secret lives.
Draw your Bug:
Before building your bug, design what it looks like using the activity sheet found on the next page. Use these questions to help design your bug.
• What materials will you use to build your bug and how big will it be?
• How will your bug move (crawl, fly or swim)?
• How many legs, body parts, eyes, tails and wings will it have?
• What does you bug eat? Is it a predator or prey?
• What colour is your bug?
• What is its super power?
Build your Bug:
Use your drawing as a blueprint to build your bug using natural objects, recycling or crafting materials.
• Share your bug with friends and family.
• Tell a story about your bug and how it survives, moves and eats.
• Does it have a special adaptation or “super power” that helps it survive?
• Create a bug museum and take your family on a bug tour.
• Make sure you give your bug a name – consider using a silly scientific name!