How Many Spots Does A Ladybug Have? How many spots does a ladybug have? Well, let us count the ways! This cute little iconic beetle is probably one of the first bug creatures that has enamored your kids. I think every parent gets super excited to be able to introduce one to your child, am […]
Rubbing Plate Ideas for Early Learners
Rubbing Plate Activities Have you ever used rubbing plates before? Rubbing plates are double sided plastic plates, with each side producing somewhat different effects. They can be used as texture for a variety of techniques, including rubbings with paint sticks, transfer crayons or watercolour. Foiling, gelatin prints, impressions in clay and more. They can be […]
Ladybugs – Predators of the Garden
Ladybugs – Predators of the Garden Ladybugs don’t look much like predators of the garden, but you’d be surprised at how voracious they are at eating their favourite food – aphids! Adult ladybugs can eat upwards of 50 aphids a day! I think it’s fair to call them predators with this grand of an appetite. […]
Monarch Butterfly or Impostor?
I’ve been fascinated by Monarch butterflies ever since I was a child. It must be because they were so plentiful in Ontario where I grew up. It was so summery to watch them flit about in the yard and fields on our farm. The caterpillars were equally bountiful. I guess it was because of the […]