I wanted to share this with Hazel. Since she does not stay up when it is dark we read some books and did some crafts.
We took some books out of the library. First is Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe. This is a great story of a child going out with the neighborhood kids to catch fireflies and realizing as the light changes color that the firefly needs to be free.
Next is Living Lights: Fireflies in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewen. This book gives interesting facts about fireflies and their general life cycle including what they eat, how they are born, etc.
The third book is Go, Critter, Go! Flash, Firefly, Flash! by Dana Meachen Rau. This is another book about fireflies and is written for the very young.
Another great book is The Little Squeegy Bug by Bill Martin, Jr. We did not take this book out this time, but have in the past. We love this book. It is a story of how the firefly got its light.
Next we went and got some glow in the dark fluorescent yellow paint. We started by painting dots on black paper. Or should I say I did. Hazel had other ideas.
Next we tried to paint fireflies on the black paper using the yellow for just the tail.
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