Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: Creepy, Crawly, Buggy Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. That means the insects are starting to become active again, making this a perfect month to focus on some fun insect crafts and activities. Below you will find cute crafts, fine motor activities, printables, and snack ideas. Plus there are some great ideas for getting right into nature.

Creepy, Crawly, Buggy Round Up

Insect Crafts

Simple Ladybug Paper Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun
Leaf Ladybug Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun
Bugs Egg Carton Crafts from Easy Peasy and Fun
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Cardboard Roll Paintings from Danya Banya
Clothespin Dragonflies from Kitchen Floor Crafts

Make Ladybug Math Manipulatives from Egg Cartons from Life Over C's
The Grouchy Ladybug Craft for Kids (with Free Printable) from Buggy and Buddy
Simple Bumble Bee Art Project for Kids from Buggy and Buddy
Butterfly Life Cycle Craft (with FREE Printable Template) from Buggy and Buddy
Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts from Red Ted Art

Cardboard Tube Minibeasts from Red Ted Art
Invitation to Create: Build a Bug from Cutting Tiny Bites
Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft For Kids from Messy Little Monster
Paper Plate Minibeasts from Clare's Little Tots
Peg Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Adventures of Adam

Hungry Caterpillar Made from Pegs from Adventures of Adam
Upcycled Bee and Ladybug Crafts from Play & Learn Every Day
Water Bottle Lightning Bug Craft from There's Just One Mommy
Child Created Insect Crafts from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Egg Carton Ladybug Preschool Craft & Ladybug Fun Facts from Preschool Powol Packets
Ladybug Craft from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Fine Motor Insect Activities

Bug Slime Science Spring Sensory Play Activity from Little Bins For Little Hands
Circuit Bugs from STEAM Powered Family

Insect Sensory Bin from Cutting Tiny Bites
Insect Tuff Spot from Adventures of Adam
Learn to Count Ladybird Craft from Messy Little Monster 
Minibeast Sensory Play from Clare's Little Tots 

Play Dough Bugs from Play & Learn Every Day
Buttoning Skills With Button Bugs from There's Just One Mommy
Insect Inspections Sensory Bin from Parenting Chaos
Name Craft for Kids: Personalized Caterpillars from The Inspired Treehouse

Insect Printables

Bumble Bee Alphabet Match from Modern Preschool
Insect Unit With Free Printables from Every Star Is Different
Insect Unit for Tots w/ Free Printables from Ever Star Is Different
Little Bugs Coloring Pages for Kids from Easy Peasy and Fun

Butterfly Addition Clip Cards from Simple Fun for Kids
Butterfly I Spy Game Printable from Simple Fun for Kids
Bug Count and Clip Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Insect Snacks

Muffin Tin Monday: Butterfly Life Cycle from Tots and Me... Growing Up Together
Muffin Tin Monday: I is for Insect from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Muffin Tin Moments: The Bee Tree from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Insect Nature Fun

Making Bug Houses from Play & Learn Every Day

Science Sunday: Fruit Flies from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Nature Study: Going on a Bug Hunt from There's Just One Mommy
Nature Study: Worm Observation from There's Just One Mommy
Nature Sensory Bin Outdoor Explore and Discover from Little Bins For Little Hands

Miscellaneous Insect Fun

Bug Week (Simple Summer Theme #1) from Kitchen Floor Crafts

Activities for Kids: Baby Bumble Bee from The Inspired Treehouse
Weekly Workboxes: Week 14 (Bees) from Chestnut Grove Academy
Weekly Workboxes: Week 15 (Ants) from Chestnut Grove Academy

Weekly Workboxes: Week 16 (Ladybugs) from Chestnut Grove Academy 
Preschool Wrap Up (Week 15- Ants) from Chestnut Grove Academy
School Time Week 31: The Conclusion of the B Lessons from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
L is for Ladybug Lapbook from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 10 wonderful posts linked up. 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.

  Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Anuradha from Creative of Rainy shared Little Craft.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

Wesens-Art shared Spring Tile.

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Latticed Learning Week 26.

Anuradha from Creative of Rainy shared Kid's Craft - Sea Shell Art

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

I would love if you could share my button. 


I am linking up here:

Simply Knowledge Homeschool


  1. We just did bugs and the Latticed Learning post on it will go live tomorrow! How funny. Thanks so much for featuring my post this week and I hope you're all doing swell!

  2. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for featuring some of my posts!!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my Spring Tile!
    Hugs from Germany


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