Unearth a creepy crawly
Fall is traditionally a time to think of things that go bump in the night and to tell scary stories. Did you know that most of the monsters in old scary black and white movies were designed after real animals – often insects? When would be a better time for you to find a creepy crawly than now? You can look under rocks or old dead tree stumps to find those things that crawl in the dark, moist soil. If you have a magnifying glass, look closely at what you find. How many legs does it have? What can you learn about what it really is? If you like, you can use your imagination to make up your own poem or spooky story about the creatures that you find!
Internet links to help you:
Find a selection of nursery rhymes to get you started at: www.preschoolrainbow.org/insect.rhymes.htm
An Earthworm’s Life (Nature Up close) written and illustrated by John Himmelman.
I Love Bugs! By Philemon Sturges