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The best kind of play is free and has only two requirements — your child and his imagination.

Fuzzy Caterpillar

Fuzzy little caterpillar,
Crawling, crawling on the ground!
Fuzzy little caterpillar,
Nowhere, nowhere to be found,
Though we’ve looked and looked and hunted
Everywhere around!

When the little caterpillar
Found his furry coat too tight,
Then a snug cocoon he made him
Spun of silk so soft and light;
Rolled himself away within it
Slept there day and night.

See how this cocoon is stirring!
Now a little head we spy
What! Is this our caterpillar
Spreading gorgeous wings to dry?
Soon the free and happy creature
Flutters gayly by.

Let’s Play A Game

Match Game

What you will need:

A large carry-all bag. A large bed sheet. A selection of objects - have your child pick out the objects and fill the bag. (furry stuffed animal, crayon, objects of different shapes, sizes, textures and colors)

Take a walk outside and look for textures, shapes, and colors that match the objects in your bag. Discuss why they are different and how they are the same.

When you’re finished collecting and exploring, spread out the sheet and discuss all of your findings.

Combine with a back yard picnic.


A was an ant
Who seldom stood still,
Who made a nice house
In the side of a hill.
Nice little ant!

Let’s Play A Game

A game for a group.

Bug Tag

One player is selected to be "It" and chases the rest. In order to avoid being tagged, a player must lie upon his back with both feet and hands off the ground, in the manner of a dead bug.

Gettin’ Crafty

What you will need:

Construction Paper
Glue Sticks
Old Magazines

Have your child leaf through the magazines and find pictures of insects, ants, spiders, termites, anything.
Cut out each bug.
Glue onto construction paper.
Give each bug a name.
Make up a story about them.
Are they friends?
Do they go to school together?
Are they in competition?
Let your child imagine any scenario.

Let’s Pretend


Role Playing is Fun. You’re a bug.
What kind of bug are you?
How many legs do you have?
Are you fast or slow?
Are you furry or sleek?
What do you eat?
What is your home like?
These questions should start the ball rolling. Have fun creating.

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

A minister walking home from church on a Sunday, came suddenly on a boy leaning earnestly over the parapet of a bridge with a short rod and a long string having a baited hook on the far end, by which he was trying his luck in the river beneath. "Boy," he exclaimed severely, "is this a day on which you should be catching fish?" "Who's catchin' fish?" drawled the budding Isaac Walton; "I'm just tryin' to drown this worm."

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Have fun
See you next month.

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