Monday, June 11, 2012

Bug Books and Activities for Toddlers

Zel was so excited when he saw his book bucket full of bug books. I also put some bug finger puppets in there too! He just kept saying "bugs" over and over. He looked through every book on his own then asked me to read them to him. I love that he is such a little book worm.

Here are some great bug books for toddlers that are approved by Zel:

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Bugs That Go! by David A. Carter

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Giant Pop-Out Bugs: A Pop-Out Surprise Book by Chronicle Books

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider by Rosemary Wells

Some great bug crafts and activities:

Giant Spider Web from Making Boys Men

Use fly swatters to make Spider Web Art from Fit Kids Clubhouse

Recycled Magazine Butterflies from Mama's Little Muse

Check out our Coffee Filter Butterflies too

Make a Buggy Breakfast with famiglia&seoul

Or try the classic Ants on a Log from Cheerios & Lattes.
I always used to eat these as a kid, but my Mom made them with celery instead of banana (I never ate the celery).

We also made our own edible dirt cups using this recipe from Quirky Mama:

Zel had so much fun making these and eating half of it in the process!

That concludes our bug week (well it turned into almost 2 weeks because Zel loved it so much). Have a great Monday!


  1. This is a great list of bug books and bug activities! Thanks for sharing our Spiderweb art :)

  2. Hi, thanks so much for featuring us and stopping by Making Boys Men. Loved the dirt cups!

  3. Zel has great taste in books! and i love worms and dirt! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  4. What a great list of books and activities! We haven't read all those books, so we will have to check them out.

  5. looks like fun! We love books over here too. I think my boys might like the fun activities you all did! Stopping by from KBN share tread-frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

  6. That is so much fun! my daughter just made these dirt cups in school a few weeks back and had so much fun! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday