Light-up bugs

light-up bugs

Light-up Bugs STEM Activity for Kids

Emma, Johnny, and Lily made these light-up bugs at one of our science coop classes. Actually, I mostly made them, but they helped quite enthusiastically. There’s a C battery and some wire under all the bug trappings, and the light you see is a flashlight lighbulb. Everything is held together with a little sticky tack. Lily’s bug only gets to have one eye, per Lily’s adamant opinion. Click through this link to learn how to make these light-up bugs.

Lily showing off her bug

I don’t know how much learning my kids will retain from this activity, but they think their bugs are super cool!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

10 thoughts on “Light-up bugs”

  1. Maybe the science part of this was not bugs, but batteries and lights, but the results look great. Lily must be the youngest scientist ever.
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  2. Elisa | blissfulE

    That’s awesome! I think it’s hilarious that Lily insisted her bug have only one eye. She’s looking so grown up holding your collaborative creation.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..kiddo quotes =-.

  3. @Elisa – I love that she already knows what she wants and likes!

    @Natalie – One benefit of having two older siblings =)

  4. @Elise – Thank you! And, I would love to get our kids together, if only that were possible!

    @Susana – Lily just watched me (apart form putting the eye on and removing the second eye I tried to add), but she definitely considers the bug hers, and is very proud of it!

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