I know we can't be the only ones that save our Easter grass?! My mother likes to call me "cheap", but I prefer "frugal" and "prepared". Our leftover Easter grass made the perfect filler for this simple bin. I also added in some colorful silicone baking cups, a few magnifying glasses, our bug sorting kit, and some extra child-size tweezers.
The magnifying glasses were a huge hit and helped the kids really focus on the details in this bug kit. You can really see their legs and antennae, not to mention how detailed the wings and the segments on their bodies look! Amazing! It took some convincing, but I finally managed to get my 2-year-old to hold his magnifying glass closer to his insect than his eye, but hey, all's fair in the name of scientific exploration!
silicone baking cups , which they decided were their "homes". Then, they each collected some insects and began some small world play with their new pets. They spent most of the morning hopping grasshoppers through the sensory bin and flying dragonflies over head. Eventually, they used the grass to make spider webs and then we tossed them all back in to save for another day. I love when an activity sparks their imagination!
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