Monday, May 23, 2011

Bugs in the Grass!

Today we enjoyed a very simple activity- Bugs (or insects) in the Grass!  We used tongs and our fingers to find pretend bugs hidden inside the grass (Easter grass). 

This provided the children with a sensory activity as well as fine motor work!

We used some of our wooden bowls to collect the bugs.  The children found bumblebees, spiders, ladybugs, grasshoppers and tarantulas! 

We put the bug box on top of a grass green table cloth on the floor.  This provided for quick cleanup as we could just fold up the cloth and empty the extra Easter grass back into the box!

For most of the children the tongs are a difficult skill to master!  Some children attempted the tongs.  Some attempted with help from an adult.  Some decided to use their fingers to find the bugs...and some just wanted to fill up their bowl with the Easter grass! 


  1. awesome sensory tub!! i just passed on a load of clearance easter grass at the grocery store.. i KNEW there had to be somthing i could do with it!! thanks for the great idea!

  2. @ Gretchen: hmmm...never, ever, ever pass up the after the holiday sales :) usually, it's about 3 days later that you realize there was something that you just HAD to have!

  3. I like the Easter grass idea. Will have to pull it out and have it available. I love finding different kinds of tongs for the children to use. The one that is the easiest is a strawberry huller. Small enough to hold on to and the squeeze isn't too big.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. @Maureen- I've seen the strawberry hullers used- I just don't own one...yet! I'll have to pick one up for this type of work- the kids definitely struggle with the larger tongs!


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