Monday, June 27, 2011

How do you glow?

There is nothing better than a summer night after a little rain.  The misty steam lifting off the pavement and in the distance the rhythmic flicker of lightning bugs.  Last night was one of those nights.  There were so many of them hovering above the grass in our yard.  That called for a bug jar, of course, and inspired me to send all of my little 'Nookers home with one for their summer nights.

we loved watching them today, but we let them go...

Lightning Bug numbers are decreasing.
Turn your exterior lights off at night so they can find each other to mate {that is why they glow}! 
Stop using so many pesticides!

Each child took home a bug jar, but we reminded them to keep their bugs for one day only so that they could go back to their families after their slumber party!

Do you know what is cool about these jars???

I painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint. What a great little night light for your bed side table!  You can pretend that there are lightning bugs, even if there aren't!

We sang this song in our Glow-in-the-dark room!

and waved our glow sticks when we said the word "flicker"...very fun song!

This is my attempt at Face Painting with glow paint!

Let's learn about these Bugs!

we talked about all sorts of bugs in our Exploration Room and learned about their stages of life.

Oh no, Mandy!  There is a very large ant crawling up your arm!

Lucy helped us read a book.

 When it was time to get crafty, we made Lightning Bugs of our own and worked on our bug jars!

and that's how we glow!

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