While we waited for our ladybug larvae to arrive from insect lore, we began learning about them using our ladybug life cycle figures. I also made these very colorful cards (which I laminated and attached magnetic strips to the back). The kids were able to order the life cycle cards on their magnetic white boards.
We read the book The Grouchy Ladybug and used our foam clocks (from the dollar section at Target) to practice telling time (to the hour).
We used this template to create our very own Grouchy Ladybug Clocks.
This was really neat to watch. The kids raced down every morning to see the progression of our ladybugs. The entire process took a little over a week, but every day there was a change so it made the waiting more bearable.
|Our ladybug larvae have arrived!|
|The larvae are growing! They shed their skin as they grow and |
you can see the remains inside the container.
|And now...We have ladybugs!|
Here are some links to other sites, as well as some resources we found helpful in our unit study of ladybugs:
Enchanted Learning: Life Cycle of a Ladybug Printable Book for Early Readers
Home Training Tools: Learn About Ladybugs
Home Training Tools: Ladybug Life Cycle
Lapbook Lessons: Tons of Ladybug Activities