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in the Summer when around everything blossoms and turn green, it is enough to sit down on hunkers to see how many tiny living beings live together with us on the earth.

It is desirable for em to teach

the child that, considering everything around - animals, birds, insects, you should not touch them with hands. But sometimes it is possible “to invite to some time to himself on a visit“ a snail, an ant, a worm or still somebody to whom we will not damage the touch.

we Watch

a snail

to observe how the snail creeps, take a big glass jar, put a snag, several leaflets, blades there and cover to bank with a piece of cardboard with holes. On a piece of cardboard it is possible to put some freight that the snail did not shift it. Pay attention of the child as the snail examines, to be exact feels what occurs her in the path. But it is especially interesting to look, is on glass as slow as a snail as muscles of her leg move.

Is watched an ant

to observe an ant or several ants, fill an earth scoop in bank. Put sticks, leaves, fir-tree needles, other small objects there (perhaps, ants will try to make with them something). Put the developed caramel in bank or drip a honey drop. To bank with ants from above tighten several layers of a gauze or cellophane with tiny holes (pierce a needle).

Wrap up ant “lodge“ black paper around and leave for some time. Then remove paper and look what is done by ants what courses they dug in the earth.

Can observe ants in habitat. Just find an ant hill, sit down on hunkers and look.

Or “offer“ ants different small objects and look that they will choose - just a stick, a match, a piece of paper, a rag or something else.

Ants usually “tread“ to themselves a path from an ant hill and scurry about on it to and fro. Partition off a path - put on it a leaf from a notebook. At first ants in confusion will rush about about it. And then will lay a new path - or directly according to a leaf or near it.

Is watched a butterfly

Take a big can (on 3 or 5 liters). Put leaves, fruit pulp there, drip the sweetened water. Start and to bank a butterfly (it is necessary to catch her a net and it is very accurate not to injure wings). In a cover make holes for air. Observe a butterfly, and then set her free.

If to you manages to find a cocoon of a butterfly, after a while you will see how from it the butterfly appears.

Is watched a worm

If you want to consider a worm, fill in bank of the damp earth (worms do not live in the dry earth). Wrap up to bank paper. From time to time remove it and you watch what changed in bank. The worm will begin to dig the courses in the earth. To you will carry if one of its ways directly lies about a wall banks.

all layers in bank will be mixed by

In several days. And you will be able to make one more experiment. Pour in bank of water so that it covered the earth. The worm will get out on a surface at once as it happens in the nature after a rain.

Is watched a glowworm

Fill in bank of the earth, put leaves and drop water. Let out in it a glowworm. Close to bank a cover with small holes. In the evening in the dark look how the glowworm shines.

Is watched a spider

Take a cardboard box, cut out in it a window, stick it with a transparent film or a piece of cellophane. Put in a box of sterns for a spider - a fly, grain crumbs, drop a droplet of drinking water.


in a box of a spider and observe how it will spin a web.

Is watched a grasshopper

Take quite big houseplant in a pot. Put in a bread crumb pot, fruit pulp, drop water. Close a plant a transparent film or a big cellophane package and tighten an elastic band around a pot.


under a film of a grasshopper and look how he will jump on plant branches.

Krom of the described animals can be put in bank for supervision of bugs, caterpillars, little frogs. You hold all animals whom you watch “on a visit“ several hours (the worm can be taken slightly longer). After that surely return them to the same place where caught.

If you have magnifying glass, consider “guests“ more attentively. Count together with the child how many at whom pads, find where who has eyes. If there is opportunity, find in the encyclopedia or the reference book “portrait“ of the visitor and consider in more detail as he is arranged.

to the Child who is able to draw suggest to draw with

an animal (in bank or at liberty).