Camp Au Pair – Bugs & Butterflies

Next week’s Camp Au Pair theme will be Bugs & Butterflies.

More than 100 crafts, recipes, and activities related to all kinds of bugs, insects, butterflies, and spiders can be found here on the Camp Au Pair – Bugs & Butterflies  pinboard.

Field Trips can be an excellent way for kids to learn and have new experiences. Get permission from your host parents before any outings. Check the websites before you go to be sure you understand the hours, costs, and whether advance tickets/reservations are required. Search online to see if your area has any of the following:

  • Butterfly Garden or Exhibit
  • Nature Center
  • Parks with Nature Areas
  • Wildlife Refuge
  • Zoo

Outdoors – Kids today do not spend enough time outdoors. Take the kids in the backyard or another nature area (approved by your host parents) and do some activities related to this theme:

  • Allow them to search for bugs and butterflies.
  • Observe lightning bugs (also known as fireflies) in the evening. Here is a map showing what people call these little guys in different parts of the country.
  • After it rains, look for earthworms. Not bugs or butterflies, but very interesting creatures you can find in your own backyard.

NOTE: If you are outdoors with the children, be sure to check for ticks when you come back inside. Here is a blog post explaining the health risk ticks can pose and how to find and remove them safely.

Webcams – You can do a Google search for websites with webcams that allow you to observe bugs. Here are some to get you started.

Books – Make a trip to the library and/or check your kids’ bookshelf for books on bugs and butterflies. You may find some classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. You can also find books being read aloud on YouTube videos like this one.

Movies – There are lots of movies with insect themes.

  • The Ant Bully
  • Antz
  • A Bugs Life
  • The Bee Movie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • James & the Giant Peach
  • Maya the Bee
  • Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants
  • Wings of Life (documentary)

Videos – You can find many great videos of butterflies and insects on YouTube. Check out these videos for kids about bees and ants. All about Insects covers lots of tiny creatures who crawl and fly. Here are a few videos to get you started.

Image: minieco.co.uk

20 thoughts on “Camp Au Pair – Bugs & Butterflies

  1. merly

    Excellent! Your post has a ton comment posts. How did you get all of these bloggers to see your post I’m very jealous! I’m still getting to know all about posting information on the net. I’m going to look around on your website to get a better idea how to achieve success. Thank you! Honey Burn

  2. Aspen

    Awesome article! I want people to know just how good this information is in your article. It’s interesting, compelling content. Your views are much like my own concerning this subject. Septifix

  3. Stephanie

    I am overjoyed to have discovered this website at long last. Thanks for the post and your time! Please continue to share more as a blog. I’ve added it to my bookmarks so that I can stay in touch with you.
    Play elastic man with me, it’s a good game.

  4. Ralph J. Brisco

    What is the effectiveness of the placement of the super-New miniature probes that will be launched and placed near the asteroids approaching the Earth as close as possible, JuRa radar arrival brings ESA’s Hera closer to launch? Radar visualization has achieved sufficient technological progress in order to accurately calculate all the characteristics of large asteroids in the solar system, around which the probe equipped with these tools is located.

  5. Madspark

    Finally finding this website has made me very happy. I appreciate geometry dash lite time and the post. Kindly keep posting more blog entries. We appreciate you sharing your knowledge with the readers.

  6. linhers

    Get ready for retro gaming at its finest! Donkey Kong marries timeless gameplay with nostalgic visuals, transporting you back to the golden age of arcade gaming. Experience the simplicity and pure joy of gaming without the frills and complexities of modern titles. Lose yourself in the simple yet addictive mechanics of a game that has stood the test of time, becoming a must-play for generations of gamers.

  7. BrooklynFoster

    The vibrant community surrounding merge fruit enhances the overall gaming experience, providing a platform for players to exchange tips, strategies, and celebrate each other’s orchard successes.

  8. Alex joy

    Remarkable article, it is particularly useful! I quietly began in this, and I’m becoming more acquainted with it better! Delights, keep doing more and extra impressive! facebook

  9. alicebobby

    This is an amazing post, really helpful! I started out softly in this, and I’m getting to know it better! Delights, keep being retro bowl even more amazing and productive!

  10. xeniasn

    It is crucial for both developers and players Dino Game to prioritize a healthy gaming environment, emphasizing the importance of balance and moderation.

  11. Relevant Vapes

    Relevant Vapes introduces “Flum Vape” a captivating and sophisticated vaping experience. This unique e-liquid blend seamlessly marries the rich essence of lost crops with Mary Jane’s botanical finesse. The result is a harmonious fusion that tantalizes the senses with its aromatic bouquet and balanced flavor profile. Flum Vape by Relevant Vapes is a testament to the brand’s commitment to delivering exceptional vaping pleasure, offering enthusiasts a distinctive and memorable journey through every inhale. Immerse yourself in the world of Flum Vape and elevate your vaping experience with this exceptional creation from Relevant Vapes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *