Summer Fun for the Kids

Summer Fun for the Kids

Summer Fun: Bug Crafts and Activities for Kids

Summer break is upon us and chances are that even though we aren’t too far into it, your kids are complaining they are bored. Next time you hear, “I’m bored,” remember this fun little blog from Sureguard Termite and Pest Services. Kids love bugs. Kids love crafts. Parents love easy. Win, win, win!

-First up are these adorable paper plate caterpillars perfect for toddlers, easy to do and require very little supplies. One plate can yield two caterpillars.
All you will need is:
*paper plate
*scissors
*paint
*construction paper
*staples

For older kids you can take whole paper plates or the centers used for the above projects and make a long colorful caterpillar. If you put the plates together with metal brads it will allow for movement of the caterpillar too. How fun is that!?
These require a few additional supplies:
*pipe cleaner
*tissue paper
*glue
*press on googly eyes

Tie it all together with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle and you have yourself a fun educational lesson on the life cycle of a caterpillar too! Bonus: Head outside and search for real life examples right in your own garden or park to enjoy some outdoor time together.

-Egg Carton Ants can utilize a lot of the same supplies as the above craft but with the addition of a household item almost all of us have.
*Egg carton
*Paint or markers
*Pipe Cleaner
*Googly eyes.

Bonus: For your older kids you can help them label the various parts of the ants body such as the head, antenna, thorax and abdomen.
For a fun family movie night, cook up some popcorn and watch the movie Antz together once your project is complete.

-I like a craft you can eat! How about you? These celery butterflies are fun to make, taste great and are a healthy snack for you and your kiddo to enjoy together.

Ingredients needed are:
*celery
*mini pretzels
*cream cheese
*raisins
How cute and delicious do these look?
Bonus: Pack up your snack and head out with your family to the Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly House and Insectarium at Fair Park in Dallas. Visit daily at noon for a lesson on butterflies followed by a fun butterfly release.

While these insects are all very fun, cute and educational, if you are currently co-habitating with insects that aren’t, call Sureguard today! We are here to help. For more information visit us www.sureguardpest.com