Summer is a great time to learn about fireflies, or lightning bugs as I always called them! We had a fun time during this unit study. There isn’t a whole lot out there for this study, so I hope I can help gather some information for you!
Backyard Nature has a fun page on fireflies.
The boys loved singing “Fireflies, Won’t You Come Out Tonight” from this album. It’s really cute and it teaches some great facts about fireflies!
We had a lighting bug party for some neighbor friends. I had scored a ton of free Ziploc containers a couple of weeks ago, so I put name tags on each of those and drilled holes in the lids.
I strung some lights around the back porch and around my pond plants. It actually looks really fun! The boys caught lots of fireflies. I served ice cream. It was a good kick-off for our firefly studies!
We made a life cycle wheel fromthis page from LapbookLessons. I laminated it after we glued each piece on, then used a brad fastener to put it together. This little booklet about fireflies’ light is a good way to explain bioluminescence. And some Firefly Vocab words here.
The verse for this unit study was Psalm 27:1. I made The LORD is my light and my salvation printout for our school area.
I couldn’t resist buying the Lightning Bugs Gummi candies I saw at Kroger. The boys loved that surprise one evening! And I always love those little surprises God gives to us!
I am linking this post to Homeschool Creation’s Preschool Corner for the first time!