I’m bored is one of the most dreaded phrases for a Mum to hear – don’t get me wrong it’s good for the kids to be bored they can get creative but when they’ve done everything (or so the house looks like!) it’s always good to have a backup plan so we’re joining together with some fantastic bloggers today to bring you themed ideas for hosting a summer camp at home. Now my kids are bug mad, they hunt them, they talk about them and J from when he was 2 has wanted to be a Jungle Explorer so he can find even more – 3 years on and that is still his dream so we go for it. With that in mind, we’re helping you out with some little bug adventures with our Bugs and Butterflies Summer Camp at Home.

Bug and Butterfly Summer Camp - a weeks worth of crafts, outdoor, snacks and learning activities for kids that you can do with the kids at home

Bugs and Butterfly Summer Camp For Toddlers and Preschoolers

This year for the first time we are offering a FREE Camp for Toddlers and Preschoolers as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids. It’s 5-days of activities, snack ideas and some fun book recommendations that you can do at home with your kids. Similar to our Annual Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer this FREE 5-day bugs and butterflies summer camp is set up so that you can do quick simple and easy activities over the summer with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Bugs and butterflies week long summer camp at home for toddlers and preschoolers from the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Discover how to sign up and see examples of the activities on our Bugs and Butterflies Summer Camp for Kids over on Virtual Book Club for Kids.

Bugs and Butterfly Crafts to Add to the FREE Week of Camp

Ladybug Sun Catcher

There are just so many ways that you can get creative with bugs and butterflies here’s just a few to try

Bug and Butterfly Snacks

Creative baking with kids - butterfly cakes and cookies #cbias

No Camp would be complete without snacks and treats here’s some fab Butterfly and Bug themed snacks that you could try making with and for the kids

Get Active with Bugs

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Although the crafts and snacks are good, kids need to be active and get outside or even if it’s too hot be active inside incorporate these games and activities into your summer camp at home for bugs and butterflies.

Bug learning and sensory play

Ladybug Maths - Symmetry and Doubling

Whilst the summer is all about having fun, there is part of me that wants the kids to do a little learning as well and these Bug and Butterfly themed Learning and Sensory Activities are great with kids.

More Ideas for Summer Camp at Home

Check out this fun possibility for these other FREE Summer Camps that you and your kids could do at home this summer and follow our summer camp schedule to make the most of the different weeks.

Summer Camp at home - 11 Weeks of Themed Activities from the All Things Kids Team of Bloggers

Week 1 Sugar Aunts: Outer Space

Week 2 Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Ocean

Week 3 Still Playing School: Colors

Week 4 Where Imagination Grows: Backyard Fun

Week 5 Little Bins for Little Hands: Science

Week 6 All Done Monkey: Legos

Week 7 Rainy Day Mum: You Are Here!

Week 8: Simple Play Ideas: Dinosaurs

Week 9 JDaniel 4’s Mom: Rainforest

Week 10: Coffee Cups and Crayons: Secret Spy School

Week 11 Fun-a-Day: Frozen

Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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