Camp Au Pair Week #5: Bugs and Butterflies


This week’s Camp Au Pair theme is Bugs & Butterflies.

Crafts, recipes, activities, and games 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 a great way for kids to learn and have new experiences. Here are a few places that fit this theme:

Webcams – You can do a google search for websites with webcams that allow you to observe bugs and insects. Here is one from Buchloe, Germany, showing life inside a beehive.

Videos – You can find many great videos of butterflies and insects on YouTube. Check out these videos for kids about bees and antsAll about Insects covers lots of tiny creatures who crawl and fly. Here is a video showing a Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis time-lapse:

Movies – A Bugs Life, The Bee Movie, Maya the Bee, and The Ant Bully all fit this theme. Wings of Life is a kid-friendly nature documentary. (Always check with your host parents first, as some of these movies are rated PG or PG-13.)

BooksThe Very Hungry Caterpillar, Are You A Snail?, and The Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom all fit this week’s theme. Stop by your local library to look for these and other books on bugs and butterflies.

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