Letter Bugs Busy Bag


Here's a buggy way to have fun with letters!  



It's easy to create letter bugs from reused lids and printed letters.  Grab your reused lids and let's get started!  We reused our lids from our squeezable pouches with fruits & veggies which can be found in a variety of brands.  

We used pipe cleaners to attach for the antennae added some eyes to a few of our bugs.   

Then we created letter bug cards and it's time to have some fun!  {Print yours HERE}


Encourage your child to place the lids onto the lines of the letters.  Discuss how letters have straight lines, curved lines and slanted lines.  It's a great way to learn letter recognition and to build prewritting skills!  



We love activities with reuseable pouch lids!  If you don't have the squeezable pouch lids you can also use regular reused lids or any smaller object!  Deborah at Teach Preschool shares some fun ideas for DIY Bugs on a Sticky Table .  You can even get MORE creative an decorate your bugs into bees, ladybugs, butterfly and grasshoppers with this post from LalyMom!  




Here's an idea for Caterpillar Math using these same lids!  




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9 comments:

  1. Where did you find lids like that?

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    1. They come on the tops of the squeezable veggie and fruit packages in the US from a variety of brands like Plum, Happy Baby, Sprout, Gerber Organics, Earth's Best & Ella's Kitchen Organic Foods. Regular lids will work too though.

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  2. I totally LOVE this!!!! Do you all like Mashables too? ;) Love that you included the cards! So awesome!

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    1. Thanks Megan! My daughter loved them when she was younger and we'd just held onto them to do all sorts of activities. 8 Activities with Lids was our first one we shared with these lids! http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2012/04/8-activities-for-kids-with-lids.html

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  3. Copyright question for you - can we repin to Pinterest?

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    1. You can pin any image to Pinterest from our site! Here's our pin that we made with this post this morning! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/79798224620207871/ OR http://pinterest.com/pin/161637074099166569/

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  4. Oh, pouch cap bugs are our favorite lately! What a fun way to use them! Here are the ones we made, we've been using them as finger puppets! http://lalymom.blogspot.com/2013/05/bug-buddies-pouch-cap-finger-puppets.html

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  5. I've really enjoyed your bug activities this week ... and what a cute idea for a busy bag! Thanks so much for sharing your free printables! I featured your Letter Bug Cards as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow (and on Pinterest).

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  6. I reuse pouch twist tops in my classroom too! Why throw away something that can be used in a new and fun way?! (I actually just posted a blog entry about how I use them! :)
    Whitney @ work-it-mommy.blogspot.com

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