Ladybugs Your Kids Can Eat & Other Fun Summer Activities

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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 andΒ  construction paper or make wings with poster-board or fabric. Dress up like ladybugs while you read!

Have fun on your ladybug adventure!


61 Responses to “Ladybugs Your Kids Can Eat & Other Fun Summer Activities”

  1. Devina August 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

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

  2. Amanda Miller August 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

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

  3. Michelle Stice August 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

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

  4. lori August 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

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

  5. Kortnie August 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

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  6. Jamesa August 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

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

  7. Elisabeth August 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    That is a very catchy title!

  8. HilLesha August 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Fun activities!

  9. Jenny Lloyd August 25, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    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 August 25, 2012 at 10:00 am #

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

  11. Nicolah August 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    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.

  12. Jenny Thomas August 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I love ladybugs!

  13. Jen Rowe August 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

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

  14. Eileen August 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    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!

  15. Michele P. August 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    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 August 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

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

  17. Gianna August 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

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

  18. Vanessa Coker August 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Aww we love lady bugs and they’re all over our yard πŸ™‚ and the strawberry lady bugs look delicious!

  19. Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! August 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

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

  20. nancy August 26, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    So cool! Definitely going in the lunchbox idea pile! πŸ™‚

  21. deborah August 26, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    this looks like a lot o fun

  22. Brooke Westmoreland August 26, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Awesome, thanks

  23. Kathleen Downes August 26, 2012 at 11:11 am #

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

  24. Heather W. August 26, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Strawberry Ladybugs are so cute!

  25. Liz Ab August 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Great idea!

  26. Sara August 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    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!)

  27. Ashley Gayhart August 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

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

  28. Linda Anderson August 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I love ladybugs πŸ™‚

  29. Sarah M August 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

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

  30. Natalie Finch August 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

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

  31. Jennifer Case August 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    My daughter loves ladybugs. She would love this!

  32. Britta August 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    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

  33. Katrina S. August 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    My son would love this! Great idea.

  34. Candace August 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    What a great idea. Fun and simple

  35. Jessica Wagner August 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

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

  36. jessica August 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    how cool! My girly loves ladybugs!

  37. Dottie Janowski August 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

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

  38. Anna Case August 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    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!

  39. evelyn etheridge August 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

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

  40. Michelle F. August 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Such a cute idea! I love lady bugs πŸ™‚

  41. Miranda Welle August 27, 2012 at 10:33 am #

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

  42. Jeni Lutz August 27, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    My son loves bugs! great idea

  43. Amber Joseph August 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    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 πŸ™‚

  44. Ericka August 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    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.

  45. Barrie August 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    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 πŸ™‚

  46. Erica C. August 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

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

  47. carol August 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

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

  48. Cassandra Eastman August 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    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!

  49. Sarah Yurga August 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

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

  50. bunnyb August 28, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    These are great ideas! I love them all, will definitely do this with my little one πŸ™‚

  51. jeanne conner August 28, 2012 at 8:08 am #

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

  52. Sherry Conrad August 28, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    How fun. We make bento lunches, the strawberry ladybugs would be a darling addition. πŸ™‚

  53. Carla Garcia August 28, 2012 at 10:05 am #

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

  54. kathy pease August 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    These are such great ideas. I love ladybugs and they are the only bugs I will actually
    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

  55. RachelandJeramie Freer August 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

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

  56. Caitlin McClure August 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I love ladybugs πŸ™‚ These sound like lots of fun

  57. Kat August 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    I love the lady bug head band idea.

  58. Lily Kwan August 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

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

  59. Jamie August 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    These are such great ideas. Thanks!

  60. Tyler Johnson September 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    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.

  61. Laura Ward September 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

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