Running out of resources to keep your little ones' minds occupied? It can be troublesome trying to think of various ways to entertain your children, there are only so many games that can be played over and over again.
We have created a Bug Bingo and a Camping Wordsearch to keep them busy, it will also make them think, whether they're looking for the words or hunting for the creep crawlies.
Bugs to look out for in the garden
Theres many different bugs and insects that are scattered around there garden, here are the ones you need to look out for:
- Praying Mantis
- Red Ant
- Yellow Jacket
- Black Ant
Feeling a little bored? Why not try out our Bug Bingo! 🐛🦗🐞
Venture out into your garden or a local wooded area and see how many of the bugs from the card your little one can spot. There are 25 different types of creepy crawlies for them to find, so I'm sure this will occupy them for a decent amount of time. You can turn this into a game for the whole family, first one to get a full house wins! Or your little adventurer can play this on their own.
Not only will this be like a little hunt for them, but it will educate your children on the different type of bugs, and they will learn their names.✨
If the weather is looking slightly gloomy outside and you can't really 'hunt for bugs', you should try out our Camping Wordsearch.
There are 8 different camping related words for your little adventurers to find. If you're feeling inspired after this search, you could even give camping in your garden a go, take a look at our guide on how to camp in your garden.🍃⛺⠀
A mini beast hunt is a great activity to do as a family, not only does it get you outdoors but it will help to develop your children's observation skills.
- Magnifying glass
- Clear container to place them in whilst you observe them.
- A teaspoon to pick up the little beasts.
Where to find minibeasts?
There isn't one specific spot to find mini beasts as they all have different habitats. |The most common areas include dark, damp spots in the garden/wooded areas.
- For millipedes/woodlouses: look under rocks/stones/logs.
- For beetles/spiders: Look into the bark of the tree.
- For grasshoppers/ants: Have a look in the grass, especially in fields.
- For ladybirds/caterpillars: Look carefully on both sides of leaves.
- For slugs/snails/worms: Look out in the mud after it has rained.
- For other creep crawlies carefully shake a bush/branches of a tree and place a white cloth or a pillow case underneath and watch how many fall out. Be careful and gentle with them.
We'd love to see their masterpieces once they've finished creating them. Send us a photo of your kids' artwork using the hashtag #MyRegattaAdventures🎨
How else are you keeping your kids entertained? We'd love to share your ideas! ⠀