When talking about bugs, we did a lot of talking about how many body parts and legs bugs have, and how they're different from spiders and other non-bugs. We tried our best to catch some bugs on the playground, but alas, we could not find any.
We did, however, make Shape Bugs. I set out a bunch of different paper shapes, along with some glue, paper reinforcement stickers, sticky dots and markers. I also accordion-folded some paper strips for legs. When I introduced the center I talked to them about bugs having three body parts and six legs, but any number of eyes. Then I let them at it.
When we were done, we had some wonderful bugs:
I love it when the Little People combine their own designs with the things that they're learning. The result is the perfect mix of creativity and knowledge.