Welcome to nature play friday: a place to discover fun activities to get your kids playing in and with nature.
My inspiration file grows with tips from blogs across the globe. It seems a shame not to share them!
1. make your own ant farm
A nifty do-it-yourself ant farm in a jar.
From Just Keep Smiling
2. ant farms in the classroom
For those of us who haven't the time or the inclination to DIY, here is an example of how successful ready made ant farms can be in inspiring young children:
From Snip and Snail
4. bringing the bugs inside the preschool (or home)
Have a look at Not Just Cute for some great tips on encouraging preschool entomologists and enhancing learning in this post.
5. bug hunting
For ideas on getting outside and hunting for bugs, head over to Active Kids Club.