Discovery Time: Bugs

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In this activity, young learners (2 years and up) explore the world of insects and other "bugs" by Making a "bug hotel" with recycled objects. Includes step by step instructions in the video and pdf, a "What's Going On" section with background information bugs and pollinators, book list and suggested resources for extension.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Reused tubes (paper towel, toilet paper, gift wrap, oatmeal container, egg carton)
  • Items found in nature (moss, leaves, sticks) or shredded paper



  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • , Florida Museum of Natural History, 2021