Kingdom of Bugs
Spiders, centipedes, and ants are all creepy, crawly creatures, but only one is an insect. (Wait, what?) Can you guess which one? Today at Camp Kinda, you'll learn the common characteristics that all insects share—and some of the craziest things that make them an incredibly diverse group of creatures. By the end of the day, you will have discovered bizarre bugs from around the world and even created one of your own.
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Ask About Today
What do all insects have in common? What are some interesting insects you learned about today?
If you could be an insect for a day, which one would you want to be? Why?
Skip the Ads
Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.
Fun fact: While all insects are "bugs," not all "bugs" are insects. Huh? Put your entomology hat on and get cracking.
It's a Bug's World
Scientists think there are over 10,000,000 different species of insects on our planet, and they can be found everywhere, including Antarctica. (Those are some hardy insects.) But what makes an insect an insect?
Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. (Annoying, we agree!) Click the "Skip" button as soon as you can to move ahead to the video.
Now dive into this longer documentary from National Geographic, all about the life and times of insects.
What's an Entomologist?
An entomologist is a person who studies insects. After watching this short video about who they are and what they do, maybe you'll want to be one!
Normally you probably don't want insects in your house. But today, they're just made of paper.
Get crafty and try your hand at these 3D insects made from paper. Which is your favorite? (We're partial to the ladybug over here.)
Inhale, exhale...it's time for some insect relaxation.