From the very large last week, we moved to the very small this week, for while God is huge he still cares for even the tiniest of things (reminds me of the hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Alexander).

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Luke 12:24-31


Andreae and Wojtowycz, Mad About Minibeasts! Orchard Books, 2011.

– feed the bug words beginning with ‘b’ (bee, beetle, bug, butterfly, buzz. Other words were ant, caterpillar, fly, ladybird, spider)

– magnifying glass for examining bugs at home and the museum

– bug crafts (cardboard tube ladybird and bee, peg caterpillars [idea from here], dragonfly spoons [idea from here], garden collage)

– lacing beetle

– snacks in bug containers