First there was a a class discussion about their life cycles ( both types of insects go through an incomplete metamorphosis).
The kids then got to get hands on with some plastic models…
… and an actual praying mantis!
Then they got to be dragonflies by wearing sheer material for wings. They had a bag clipped to their shirts to represent how dragonflies use their legs as a net as they fly through the air!
They got to collect bugs throughout the room LOL!
The craft they made were clothes pin praying mantis and dragonflies!
We ended with a walk through the woods 😀
We didn’t see any insects, but we did see some deer and a little newt! 🌸🌳