Ladybugs in the Garden
Ladybugs, jar, stickers or paint
Spring is a great time of year to release ladybugs into your garden. Make this a fun activity to do with your kids. Purchase ladybugs at any home improvement store or garden center. Allow your child to decorate an empty jar with colorful stickers or paintings that represent spring. Make sure that you punch plenty of holes in the lid of the jar to give the ladybugs air. If you have a canning jar, such as Ball or Mason, you can remove the inner part of the lid and replace it with screen or mesh. Make sure that you place a source of water for the lady bugs (a damp cotton ball or paper towel works well). Once you and your child have enjoyed the ladybugs for a day or so, release them into the garden and explain to your child the benefits that they will provide to your flowers.