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Kindergarten Summer Reading Activities: Incredible Insects

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Welcome to Incredible Insects! We’ll provide five days of reading and learning activities designed to engage your child in an exploration of butterflies, bees, and other bugs.

Reading Monday

It’s Monday, so let’s read about insects!

Bugs in the Garden

Bugs in the garden can be different colors. What colors do you see?

Discuss the book: What is the boy doing in this story? Name some of the kinds of bugs he sees.

Media Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, so let’s watch a video!

A Closer Look

Watch the video A Closer Look to see what you can learn when you look closely.

Discuss the video: What sound does the spot make? What does the spot turn out to be? Why does a bee have hair?

Writing Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, so let’s write!

Write about Bugs

Think about the kinds of bugs you saw in the book and video. Write what you know about them. Use these sentence frames:

Many bugs are found in a _____.

They are fun to watch because _____.

More to Read!

For more reading about a different kind of bug, download Jan Spins a Web.

Research Thursday

It’s Thursday, so let’s research bugs and spiders!

Learn about Bugs and Spiders

  • Look in nonfiction books or online with an adult to find information about bugs and spiders. Look at pictures.
  • How are they alike? How are they different?
  • Write or tell what you learned about bugs and spiders.

Project Friday

It’s Friday, so let’s create!

Make a Butterfly

  • Pick out three colors of construction paper. Choose the one you like most and cut out two butterfly wings.
  • Use the other colors to glue spots or stripes to the wings.
  • Use black construction paper to cut out a butterfly’s body and antennae.
  • Glue the wings to the body.

Talk about what you learned about Incredible Insects this week with your friends and family!

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