Start with a $6.99 container of ladybugs and a magnifying glass. We picked up our container at Home Depot, but I am sure that they have them at many gardening supply stores.
Honestly, I didn't believe that there were 1,500 ladybugs in that container, UNTIL I opened it up! They just kept coming and coming!
The girls were in their jammies because we had to release the ladybugs in the evening.
Each of us had at least 10 ladybugs on us at one time and the girls just LOVED it!!
We spent the evening and the next morning looking at the ladybugs and talking about them. This was such a FUN and EDUCATIONAL experience!
We talked about their spots, their habitats, their wings, and the little aphids they ate up!
Such a simple activity, but so packed with learning!!