Potted Plant Soil Bug House Preschool Nature Activity

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The outdoor cleanup between summer and fall is more entertaining with a kid in the house. I learned this weekend that even the root-infused soil that provided us herbs and lettuce this year can promote a fun preschool nature activity!

Potted Plant Soil Bug House - reusing materials for a fun preschool nature activity!


This is an easy preschool nature activity that E actually came up with. We were cleaning out a few of our potted plants as they were done blooming for the summer. While he worked on cleaning rocks, I cut up the leaves and roots for compost. We both finished up and he asked what I was doing with the plant-less pots of packed soil.

I helped him turn the soil out onto the mulch, and he went from there! He first decorated with freshly cleaned rocks and mint sprigs, but soon added flower petals and pine cones. A little inchworm (named Wormer) even made this house his home!

I appreciated this simple outdoor preschool nature activity to say goodbye to summer and give fall a warm welcome!

Speaking of the seasons, if you are on the lookout for more fall-inspired fun please check out Fall-Inspired Sticky Dough Play, Fall Preschool Craft: DIY Wreath, Easy Pumpkin Seed Sensory Tray, and Scrubbing Pumpkins! Fun Fall Sensory Activity

We also have our super fall tot school themes from last year! Fall Tot Trays, Pumpkin Tot Trays, Apple Tot Trays, Halloween Tot Trays, and Thanksgiving Tot Trays!

Linked up over at Inspire Me Mondays, Practical Mondays, Motivation Monday, Motivational Monday,Tuesday Talk, Turn it Up Tuesdays, Mommy Solutions, Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup, Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday, and at the Frugal Family Linky!


Fun fall preschool nature activity: make a bug house with soil!

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