What makes a bug an insect?
Challenge your child to build their own insect. Let them get creative as long as it has the necessary insect body parts.
An insect has specific body parts that make it an insect.
- 6 legs
- 2 antennas
- 3 body parts (head, thorax, abdomen)
Don’t forget to give your insect a name!
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- Play Dough
- Googley Eyes
- Pipe cleaners
Step 1: Read the book and discuss what body parts make an insect.
Science Extension: Use nature elements to build a habitat for your insect.
Tech Extension: Photograph your insect in it’s natural habitat.
Math Extension: How many body parts does your insect have?
Art Extension: Draw a picture of your insect that includes what it likes to eat and where it lives.