B is for Bugs and Butterflies

Following on from the letter 'a' last week which featured astronomy we bring you the letter 'b' for bugs and butterflies. Little ones love to discover the world around them and many children are fans of exploring creepy crawlies. So here are a few activities reflecting on the critters we share our world with. 
B is for Bugs and Butterflies

Butterfly Feet

B is for Bugs and Butterflies


The first activity we looked at was painting our feet to create butterflies. Eldest loved this activity and was happy to have her feet painted up and stand on the paper. Youngest on the other hand was less impressed and in eldest's words 'it is very cold, sister not like it'. After the feet were painted I quickly cleaned them up using wet wipes which were close to hand. I hung up the paintings using pegs and a ribbon but if it's warm and sunny you could always do this activity outdoors and hang the paper to dry in the warm light of the sun.

Fingerprint Bugs

B is for Bugs and Butterflies

The next activity we had fun doing was fingerprint bugs. Eldest applied ink to her fingers and placed it on to the paper. I then took to drawing little arms and legs on the fingerprints to create little bugs.

You could also try creating these colourful lady bugs too. I'd recommend a paint like DecoArt outdoors paint if you are going to let them free outdoors. As you can see we created them last year during Summer and the paint looks as good as new.

Get Outside

B is for Bugs and Butterflies

These activities were accompanied by a trip outside into the garden to discover what mini beasts were lurking in the garden. We began our search by looking under a flowerpot. This is what we discovered.

Reading


After these activities why not settle down with a book on butterflies, bugs or other insects. One book that springs to mind straight away is The Hungry Caterpillar but there are many more books on little critters as you can see from my post here.

What activities have you been up to with the children recently? We'd love to read about them.




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  1. The fingerprint bugs are super cute!! I popped into hobbycraft yesterday and had to walk away from the pain section as there were so many colour and with or without glitter!!! I just need to paintproof the front room haha! #globalblogging

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    1. Popping back from #TriumphantTales. Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope to see you back next week!

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  2. You have been busy! Those Butterfly Feet are so cute. What a fab idea x

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  3. Those crafts are adorable. What a great way to learn about the letter B too! #dreamteam

    Jemma x

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  4. I love this, as an ex early years practitioner, I did similar activities with the children I was looking after #triamphanttales@_karendennis

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  5. Some lovely activities here Helena! We have been up to lots of crafts the past few days and we have been learning all about Vikings :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC x

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  6. the finger print bugs turned out so cute! So happy you could link up with #mg

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  7. I love the fingerprint bugs, they are so sweet #bloggerclubuk

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  8. The butterfly feet look so sweet and such fun :)

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  9. Love the painting ideas and how you have linked it to being outdoors as well as texts. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  10. I love the butterfly feet so much! #DreamTeam

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  11. Oh I love those fingerprint bugs, so cute!
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

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  12. This is sucha cute craft, I have to bookmark it and let the boys have a go :) X #dreamteam

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  13. This is super cute and very well thought out! Right to the outdoors! I', in, and I want some fingerprint bugs very soon! xoxo #mg

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  14. Bugs are always fascinating to little ones aren't they, and so easy to find outside! I love the fingerprint bugs, they're really cute. I'm stealing that idea for our next rainy day. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  15. Another great ABC post from you, loving it! x #MMBC

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  16. Back with blogger love from #triumphanttales xoxo

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  17. Me again! This time we are neighbors at #fortheloveofBLOG xoxo

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  18. I love the idea of theming the crafts. These are really cute ideas. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  19. ooo I like the fingerprint bugs! These look fab. I remember my eldest having a book of fingerprint ideas when she was little and it was amazing how simple but effective they can be! #blogcrush

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  20. Love those fingerprint bugs!! I'm going to borrow that idea. We are big fans of the Very Hungry Caterpillar in this house. Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

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  21. Love the butterfly feet and the fingerprint bugs too. My lot would love to do these next time we get the paints out. #thesatsesh xx

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  22. Aw what lovely ideas. I love how it's themed by a letter too. I'm always looking for activities to do with my toddler so I may try this one. #SharingTheBlogLove

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  23. Hi, I love this idea especially the fingerprint bugs #sharingthebloglove

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  24. Such a cool activity! #sharingthebloglove

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  25. Such a cool activity #sharingthebloglove

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  26. These activities are great ideas. The butterfly feet and fingerprints are adorable. #sharingthebloglove

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