This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by one of my favorite nonfiction children’s authors, Gail Gibbons. Earlier this month I shared some ideas for using books by Gail Gibbons to inspire a little summer learning. Today I’m excited to share the activities we did for this theme.
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Although we love many of the books by Gail Gibbons, it was very easy to choose Ladybugs as our book for this month. We’ve always been fans of ladybugs. Tinker’s first birthday was even a ladybug theme. (I couldn’t help but add a couple pictures of her party at the very end of this post, if you’d like to take a peak. She’s grown so much! )
Earlier this spring we also found tons of ladybugs around our home. We’ve been collecting, observing, and releasing them ever since. If you aren’t able to find ladybugs nearby, you can also order live ladybugs online. We did this for Tinker’s birthday, and all of the kids enjoyed it.
Ladybug Small World
We created a simple ladybug small world after reading the book a few times. Then we used the small world for pretend play and to retell main facts about ladybugs and the ladybug life cycle.
- Ladybug Life Cycle Stages 4-Piece Set
- Miniature ladybug toys
- Leaves (real and fake)
- Fake red flowers
Ladybug Invitation to Create
One morning I also set up this invitation to create. The kids used glue and the materials below to create different collages. I always enjoy seeing their creations!
- Card stock
- Tissue paper squares
- Red jewels
- Assorted ribbon pieces
- Small pompoms
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