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Bug Sensory Bin & Bug Hunt Printable

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June was Get Outdoors Month and July 14th was Mac & Cheese day, so to celebrate I came up with a couple of fun, bug themed activities: a Bug Sensory Bin using Back to Nature Made with Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and a Bug Hunt.  I’m sharing them this morning so that you can make mealtime your playground too!
For the Bug Sensory Bin I filled a shoebox-sized storage bin with Back to Nature Made With Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.  I used six boxes.

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I loved using these noodles because the bug shapes are super cute.  My kids get a kick out of this sort of thing.

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Then I mixed in 24 plastic bugs.

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I added in a shovel, tongs, and a measuring cup for my boys to play with in the bug bin.

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I let them play around with the bugs for fun. After a little bit of free play, I had them take out bugs and sort them using the bug identification cards. You can get the Bug Identification Cards here.

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As they pulled out and tried to sort bugs, we talked about the characteristics of each one.  Then we counted how many of each there were.  The boys enjoyed this bin a lot and after we were done counting they put all the bugs back in and played with it some more.
While they played with the bin I made up some lunch.  I made some Back to Nature Made with Organic Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.  Back to Nature Made with Organic Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner is creamy, cheesy, and delicious.  I love that it has no artificial flavors, preservatives, or synthetic colors.  It’s non-GMO and made with organic pasta.After lunch we had a bug hunt.  You can get your free Bug Hunt Printable here.

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We had a blast walking around the back yard trying to think of good places to find bugs and trying to identify them.

I got both types of Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinner at Target.

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Beth Newman

Thursday 21st of July 2016

Love this adorable idea! So cute!


Thursday 21st of July 2016

Thanks Beth!

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