Who doesn't love bugs?! Ok, well some people actually, but this week's worth of bug-tastic activities is sure to change that, and please the bug lovers, too. Egg carton caterpillars, bug races, and ant stories mean your summer reader will sneak in some learning while she's having some creepy, crawly fun.

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Lightning Bug Craft

Light up your home with this lightning bug craft that will keep glowing even after summer's gone!
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Add and Subtract with Math Bugs

Your child will enjoy getting math practice as she uses bugs in her addition and subtraction problems.
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Craft a Clothespin Bug

This activity is a creative and fun way to boosts a child's motor skills while giving her a lasting toy.
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Egg Carton Caterpillar

Use egg cartons to create imaginative spiders the kids will treasure.
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Write a Story from an Ant's Perspective

Here's a writing activity that helps first graders explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
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Bug Phonics

What kind of bug doesn't know how to spell its own name? Have your little critter practice phonics by saying each name aloud.
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Beehive and Seek

Practice directional words with this game from The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Then you can create your own map of your backyard or local park. Click here to get started.

Printable Penny Bug Race

In this printable board game, preschoolers take turns rolling a die and moving their penny bugs around the board. They'll have fun and practice counting, too!
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Which Bugs are Which?

For every kid who loves creepy-crawly critters, here's a fun activity to enjoy outside! Learn some fun facts about bugs and record observations of your own.
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Bug Patterns

Practice pattern recognition with some of these cute critters! Your little math bug will build logic skills as he colors each bug to match its twin.
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Scrambled Sentences: Bedtime Bugs

Here's a fun worksheet that's bursting with language arts learning. Kids unscramble silly bug sentences, and get writing and sight word practice along the way!
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Backyard Bug Hunt

Take your nature explorations a bit further with these suggestions from PBS Parents. Go on a backyard bug hunt!

Summer Reading Essentials

Looking for more summer reading ideas? We've picked the best of the best of our most popular workbooks for every grade to help you make the most of your kid's summer. Avoid the summer slide and spark your child's imagination with our picks. Check them out here!

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Help your child continue their creature exploration with activities and inspiration from PBS KIDS’ Wild Kratts.

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