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What Do Bugs and Lunch Have in Common?

I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges

Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam

After exploring the contents of the books above, try some of the following bug science activities:

http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2012/06/bug-spotter-sticks.html

http://www.123child.com/lessonplans/animals/bugs.php

http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/bugs-and-insects.html

http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/10/50-activities-for-playing-and-learning.html

I love bugs!bugs for lunch

Nuts About Squirrels

Frisky Brisky Hippety Hop by Susan Lurie

Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein

Susan Lurie’s book shows photographs of a real squirrel doing everyday squirrel tasks, including dodging a predator and building a nest.

Ol’ Mama Squirrel shows the protective side of a mother squirrel when potential predators show up at her tree. Since the emphasis is on the sounds the mother squirrel makes, you could play a recording of real squirrel noises if you click on the sound bars here: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/squirrel-alarm-calls-are-surprisingly-complex/. You could also talk about what baby squirrels are called (kits or just babies according to various sources).

frisky brisky hippety hopol mama squirrel

How Tall is a Penguin?

If You Were a Penguin by Florence and Wendell Minor.

This book has a great back section that helps children relate to Penguins. Using this as a reference, have either a measuring tape or yardsticks to help children see how they would “measure up” to the tallest and the smallest penguins. If time permits, further examine some of the other penguin facts in this section.

If You Were a Penguin

Predator and Prey

Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

Who is predator? Who is prey? Use picture pairs or 3-D animals.

Feathers for lunch

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