Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 15} : Go On a Bug Hunt

Day 15 Go On a Bug Hunt Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys

Going On a Bug Hunt…


Bugs speak the love language of boys.  Yesterday, Clark tried to convince me to start decorating with bugs.  You’ll be amazed at how many bugs you can find right under your two feet!  In a short ten minute walk, we discovered 19 different insects and spiders.

bug collage

On trees, under logs and rocks, in the grass, and in the dirt are great places to hunt for bugs. It’s fun to keep a log of all the different kinds you spot, or take a picture to look up unknown species later. Usually someone is brave enough to catch a bug to observe up close in a container or with a magnifying glass.  {I leave that part up to the boys!}


  Helpful Tips/Resources:

* We’ve also had a blast watching the transformation of butterflies with our Insect Lore Butterfly Kit.

* Most bugs are completely harmless, but have a prior knowledge of any bugs in your area to avoid.

What kind of bugs are your boy’s favorite? 

Did you miss this weekend’s Simple Outdoor Adventures? They were 2 of my favorites!!!

{You can also find a link to each day’s adventure on the 31 Days of Outdoor Adventures for Boys Landing Page.}

6 thoughts on "Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 15} : Go On a Bug Hunt"

  1. Emily Hasselbeck says:

    I had a millipede in our house this morning- they would have been welcome to get it out for me! YUCK! I’m sure they would have loved it!! 🙂

    1. QuatroMama says:

      I’m not a fan of critters in the house. Containers outside – perfectly acceptable. =)

  2. mpt says:

    Jen, I love this series. It’s so fun and full of life/energy. I know I don’t comment (this might be my first time!) but I’m a fan of your blog. And this series has been amazing! Thanks for sharing and for your hard work in putting this together. And may God bless you and yours…


    1. QuatroMama says:

      Matthew, thanks for blessing me with your words of encouragement today. It was such a gift to spend time with your better half this weekend. 😉

  3. bonnie says:

    Great tips- but not just for boys! My Brownie girl scouts will be doing this for their Bugs badge 🙂

    1. QuatroMama says:

      Absolutely! I know boys best, obviously, but LOTS of these activities would be perfect for girls too!

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