We enjoyed a nice long camping trip last weekend and I’m still working through all of the laundry! I had to share this little DIY before I forget – Simple bug catchers. These are such an easy way to keep kids busy and encourage exploration.
Before we left I was looking for a quick project that my girl and I could put together for all of the kids that were camping with us. I wanted something that we already had all of the supplies for, would actually capture interest, and wouldn’t take up a lot of space. Catching lightning bugs is always a favorite camping activity, so this was a natural fit!
We used clear plastic cups, some mesh, and rubber bands – that’s it. I also used my Niimbot label maker (affiliate link because you know how much I love this thing) to add their names. That was a sanity-saver for sure, no arguing over who’s is who’s is definitely a win!
You can see that we did lose a rubber band during the bug hunt, but that was quickly remedied with an extra hair tie! We also made sure to let the lightning bugs go after watching them crawl around for a bit.
This is an easy DIY that could definitely be used in the classroom – it would be perfect for a bug unit. I’ll be sharing more camping ideas this week, and don’t forget that Prime day starts tomorrow! You can check out what I’ve got my eye on, and some excellent ideas for the preschool room, in this post.