We are so excited about this unit! I have spent about 2 weeks putting this all together and to see it all come together today is so rewarding. Lilly Belle and Lucy are both so excited about all there is to learn about bugs. This is a new theme for us! We haven’t studied bugs yet, only caterpillars and butterflies when Lilly Belle was about 2.5/3. She is so into this right now and it was perfect for the start of spring!
I have pulled together so many resources. I’ve scoured YouTube videos, Pinterest, resources we have at home, store after store, Amazon, Netflix, and the library.
Our main resource will be The Good and The Beautiful Science Unit Study: Arthropods. You can click on the name there to go directly to the company website to find this incredible unit. It is meant for children levels Kindergarten through 6th grade. We are treading lightly with it this go around as it will be something we repeat over and over throughout the girl’s education.
You can watch my YouTube video to watch me share all of these incredible resources. I thought it would be easier to put all the links in one place for you here. These are Amazon Affiliate links. I do receive compensation as an Amazon credit. This helps our family to continue homeschooling and for me to be able to spend time putting videos, pictures and posts like this together for you. You are not charged anything additional when purchasing through these links 🙂
If you would like to follow along with us this spring and summer, here are our next few units: Bugs, Botany/Gardening, Birds, Florida’s Nature and lastly Pacific Northwest Nature. We are going to be taking our time with these units and I am going to allow the girls to learn with each until they tell me they’re done. When I sense them losing interest we will glide into the next unit.
We are going to be combining a few of our Let’s Play School and My First School Toddler Curriculum units into Spring and Summer as well! I am so excited to see the girls do all the activities that I have planned for them and for all of you. The units we will be using from the Let’s Play School Preschool Curriculum are: Miss Rumphius, Finding Wild, and Growing Vegetable Soup. The units we will be using from the My First School Toddler Curriculum are: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mister Seahorse, Guess How Much I Love You, Brown Bear Brown Bear, Are You My Mother and Each Peach Pear Plum.
I went a bit overboard on all the learning resources I put together for the girls, but I love knowing that they have these educational toys and resources now for years and years. This won’t be the last time we learn about bugs. I love that with unit studies you can do them with all of your children and then each year your child can dive deeper and deeper into the topic.
Our Bug Unit Learning Resources:
- Bug Drawing Book
- Boon Water Bugs
- Sunny Patch Bag of Bugs
- Learning Resources Color Bug Catchers
- Bug Bingo
- Butterfly Kit
- Insects Wooden Chunky Puzzle
- TOOB Butterflies
- Wooden Pattern Blocks
Our Bug Unit Book Choices:
- Nature Anatomy
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Some Bugs
- From Caterpillar to Butterfly
- Buzz Bee!
- Bustle in the Bushes
The rest of the books we have purchased from Usborne and found at our local library. Here is a link to my Usborne store. When purchasing, be sure to choose Chelsea’s Bug Party as your “hostess”.
Our Favorite Usborne Books and More Bug Books:
- Pull-Back Busy Bug Book
- 1,000 Things in Nature
- Peek Inside Animal Homes
- Peek Inside the Garden
- Big Book of Big Bugs
- First Sticker Book Bugs
- Bug Hotel
- Bug in a Rug
- Why Do We Need Bees?
To see all of this bug fun, I will be posting videos and photos on our Instagram! Thank you for reading. We hope you and your littles have so much fun learning all about BUGS!