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Ladybugs Your Kids Can Eat & Other Fun Summer Activities

School may have started, but summer isn’t over yet! We love ladybugs and had fun learning about ladybugs with our kids through these fun activities.

  1. Go on a ladybug hunt in your backyard, garden or in a forest preserve. Look under leaves, shrubs, branches, flowers, fields, tree stumps, cracks in wood, under a fallen tree, etc. Be sure to teach your children to be gentle and observe the ladybugs & not disturb them by trying to pick them up. They can use a magnifying glass to see their spots and other marks without picking them up.
  2. Have this yummy strawberry ladybug snack from our friends at NWF. You can talk about your ladybug adventure while you make this easy snack.
  3. Sit outside and read a ladybug book together. There are many ladybug themed books you can buy or check out at the library. If you want to be really creative, make ladybug antennae with a headband and  construction paper or make wings with poster-board or fabric. Dress up like ladybugs while you read!

Have fun on your ladybug adventure!

 

Posted August 24, 2012

by MichelleH

61 Comments

61 Responses

  1. Devina says:

    This is something my two year old would love he is very curious about bugs and loves strawberries. Looks like a fun time

  2. I love this idea for a little get together/party. Thanks for the awesome suggestion.

  3. Michelle Stice says:

    This would be a fun activity for my 2 year old to do. Also would work with other friendly bugs.

  4. lori says:

    Such a sweet idea! I love the craft to play dress up while we go on our search.

  5. Kortnie says:

    Great ideas!!! I am visiting from Thanks, Mail Carrier:)

  6. Jamesa says:

    I love ladybugs and these ideas are great to share with my toddler. Thank you.

  7. Elisabeth says:

    That is a very catchy title!

  8. HilLesha says:

    Fun activities!

  9. Jenny Lloyd says:

    I love these ladybug theme ideas, perfect for my 3 year old and I to do together while big brothers are at school.

  10. Sandy says:

    I love the ladybug theme! I think it’s perfect for my little girl who loves bugs!

  11. Jenny Thomas says:

    I love ladybugs!

  12. Jen Rowe says:

    I love this idea!!! My 3 year old daughter is very into lady bugs, so we will definitely go do this!

  13. Eileen says:

    This would be a great idea for a day care my daughter operates our of our home. The lil’ ones will be old enough next summer for a \ladybug\ day. I did check out the ladybug snacks. DARLING! I’d add to it maybe by using fruit snack \sheets\ of roll ups in green to cut out leaf designs. Have to be careful with the toothpicks though I’d say for kids under 3. Thanks!

  14. Nicolah says:

    My daughter loves bugs! LOL. So going on a ladybug search sounds like it would be a lot of fun. We could make a party out of it. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen many of them around here lately.

  15. Michele P. says:

    we like ladybugs here… and my daughter and the neighbor’s children like to find them around the yard… cute idea for a dessert as well, will have to try it out!

  16. Kari says:

    Love the Lady bug snack! What a great idea, I’m going to make it for my kids this week.

  17. Gianna says:

    That’s a cute idea.. love the strawberry ladybugs.

  18. Aww we love lady bugs and they’re all over our yard :) and the strawberry lady bugs look delicious!

  19. This sounds fun! We enjoy focusing on a theme, so ladybugs will have to be our theme soon.

  20. nancy says:

    So cool! Definitely going in the lunchbox idea pile! :)

  21. deborah says:

    this looks like a lot o fun

  22. Brooke Westmoreland says:

    Awesome, thanks

  23. Kathleen Downes says:

    My son would love to do this. As a kid I was always rescuing ladybugs out of the pool.

  24. Heather W. says:

    Strawberry Ladybugs are so cute!

  25. Sara says:

    I used to love ladybugs but then those Asian beetles started invading. I love this activity to give my soon the same ladybug love I once hear (and perhaps rekindle my own!)

  26. Ashley Gayhart says:

    This would be a fun activity for my 2 1/2 year old, he loves bugs!

  27. Linda Anderson says:

    I love ladybugs :)

  28. Sarah M says:

    Such great ideas! I teach so these are some great ideas!

  29. Natalie Finch says:

    This would be a great playgroup activity. My 3 year old loves “lady spugs”.

  30. Jennifer Case says:

    My daughter loves ladybugs. She would love this!

  31. Britta says:

    Such a cute idea, would love to do something like this but my three year old is terrified of all bugs so i don’t think it would work lol

  32. Katrina S. says:

    My son would love this! Great idea.

  33. Candace says:

    What a great idea. Fun and simple

  34. Jessica Wagner says:

    This looks like so much fun. I care for 2 kids besides my own daughter and I think they would love doing this!

  35. jessica says:

    how cool! My girly loves ladybugs!

  36. Dottie Janowski says:

    This is a really great idea! My preschooler will love this!

  37. Anna Case says:

    I love this idea. I can see how this would work well for my toddler and with a little tweaking also work for my school age children. Thanks!

  38. evelyn etheridge says:

    This might help my 2 yr old get over being afraid of bugs

  39. Michelle F. says:

    Such a cute idea! I love lady bugs :)

  40. Miranda Welle says:

    Great idea! Plenty of ladybugs around our house normally! I think our kids would enjoy this!

  41. Jeni Lutz says:

    My son loves bugs! great idea

  42. Amber Joseph says:

    My baby sister would really love this. She loves strawberries and has a love for most bugs. I’ll put this on my list of things to do with her for when I keep her :)

  43. Ericka says:

    Oh my goodness my daughter would have so much fun doing this, I am going to save this and do this with her before summers over! Thanks for sharing.

  44. Barrie says:

    I used to collect ladybugs during recess and play with them in my desk while the teacher was teaching lol
    I called them “narful friends” no idea why :)

  45. Erica C. says:

    Phew…I thought you were going to say real ladybugs were safe to eat!

  46. carol says:

    those lady bug snacks look almost too cute to eat. Can’t wait to make them for labor picnic.

  47. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We have seen quite a few ladybugs this year, my son love them! I will have to do this with him now and make the super cute strawberry snacks! What a neat idea, thank you so much!

  48. Sarah Yurga says:

    I have been calling my daughter ladybug since she was born…this is a cute event to do with her.

  49. bunnyb says:

    These are great ideas! I love them all, will definitely do this with my little one :)

  50. jeanne conner says:

    We love searching for bugs… The best fun is trying to catch fireflies at dusk…

  51. How fun. We make bento lunches, the strawberry ladybugs would be a darling addition. :)

  52. Carla Garcia says:

    super cute and yummy lady bug snack. my boys love strawberries

  53. kathy pease says:

    These are such great ideas. I love ladybugs and they are the only bugs I will actually touch..lol
    in the fall we get a bunch that come in the house and we see them crawling up near the ceiling.we leave them be,now if it was a spider out would come the raid..lol

  54. RachelandJeramie Freer says:

    My son would get a kick out of the strawberry ladybugs! We will definitely be making them soon!

  55. Caitlin McClure says:

    I love ladybugs :) These sound like lots of fun

  56. Kat says:

    I love the lady bug head band idea.

  57. Lily Kwan says:

    These ladybug ideas sound very fun. Thanks for the great tips!

  58. Jamie says:

    These are such great ideas. Thanks!

  59. Tyler Johnson says:

    My wife loves ladybugs and I have a feeling my daughter will as well. Since ladybugs are good luck, I really like the ideas of going on a ladybug hunt and enjoying a snack.

  60. Laura Ward says:

    Ladybugs are cute (for a bug) and I like ladybug themed accessories

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