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A Magical Morning Bug Hunt

If you want a magical morning, go for a walk in the woods. Seriously.

I love Tot School because it encourages us to do activities we may not otherwise think of or may have forgotten we love.

This week we're talking about bugs, so this morning we decided to trek through our favorite path at Panther Creek State Park. This path was a favorite pastime when Brian and I were dating, but has been severely neglected since we've had kiddos.

Beckett broke out his favorite boots and we took our critter catcher and magnifying glass so we could search out some critters. Both kids had a total blast exploring their surroundings. I think Beckett could have stayed in there all day. He was all boy! Climbing rocks and jumping off and over things. I LOVED watching him! I probably would have been able to stay longer than the hour we did if I weren't carrying a hefty baby!

Here's the situation though. We went looking for bugs and BOY DID WE FIND SOME. I thought I was more prepared for this. Guys. Bugs are gross and I'm not afraid to admit it. I thought I would be able to suck it up and show Beckett how to make use of that critter thingy, but alas. I failed miserably.

If those little stinkers would have just jumped into the critter case when we asked them to, we would have brought home this bad boy. Maybe when Dad is back in town, we can try again.

The ants were much better behaved. Beckett just sat his bowl down (because we take snacks everywhere, obviously) and they just helped themselves right in! Perfect opportunity to make use of our cool new magnifying glass

I loved this morning. And the kids and I desperately needed a magical adventure like this after a very exhausting week. 

We'll definitely continue heading out to our new favorite adventure spot. Lucky for us, we have a couple more months of summer weather and then a beautiful Tennessee fall to look forward to!

When we got home from our trek, we broke out our Scavenger Hunt! We decided not to take it into the woods with us because it was one more thing to carry, but it ended up being a great tool for discussing our adventure and recalling our findings!

Beckett loves these scavenger hunts! We did one last week at the zoo and he was so proud to take charge of this activity and show me what animals he'd seen. This page has been our main avenue for new vocabulary this week as well! I brought it out yesterday and we chatted about the insects and compared them to our toy critters. Grab your FREEBIE download here!

It was such a fun & memorable day!

To see what else we're doing during bug week, check back for another post at the end of the week and take a look at my Pinterest board.

1 comment on "A Magical Morning Bug Hunt"
  1. What an adorable activity! It looks like you and your babies had a blast!!