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Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW! Fun & facts booklet}

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Ready, set, glow! Celebrate the best of warm summer evenings by deepening your understanding of the iconic firefly and their fellow glowing cousins - the humble glowworm!

This 40+ page ‘fun and facts’ booklet is designed to shine the spotlight on these amazing insects….. It’s packed full of interactive learning experiences and fun follow up activities.

Please check out the preview for a closer look at the resources in this pack! Included are:

• Firefly life cycle sequencing worksheets (in color and back + white)

44 page ‘Ready, set, glow!’ mini booklet ~ page topics include:

• Firefly and glowworm true or false (plus answers)
• How long can glowworm threads reach? (Measuring challenge)
• Firefly life cycle sequencing activities (in color and black and white)
• Places for recording notes and sticking photographs
• Save our fireflies! Why are fire fly populations around the world diminishing?
• How do fireflies glow?
• What other creatures can glow in the dark?
• How big is your firefly? Draw a life size sketch
• How to keep your firefly healthy and happy for a day in a Jar
• Firefly anatomy labelling
• Add the vowels to complete the firefly and glowworm words (plus answers)
• Glowworm maze
• Where are fireflies and glowworms found around the world? Mapping activity
• Firefly and glowworm themed word find
• Firefly facts (e.g. did you know that firefly larvae live underground and feed on worms and slugs by injecting them with a numbing fluid? Even the larvae glow!)
• Glowworm facts (e.g. Did you know that Australian glowworms hang horizontally in their threads, New Zealand glowworms hang vertically?)
• I spy with my little eye….. What location and habitat did you spot your glowing insect in? Sketch the location.
• What do fireflies and glowworms eat?
• Why do these insects glow? What are they trying to communicate?
• Can you copy a firefly’s flashes with a flashlight? Have a go at creating your own patterns
• A selection of firefly coloring sheets
• Silly firefly and glowworm jokes
• Can you take a close up photo of your insect?
• Record some key words about your glowing insect
• Use a magnifying glass to look closely at your insect. Record what you can see.
• What do these fancy ‘glow’ words mean? (Bioluminescent, Photic-organ & Luciferin)
• 10 fun glowworm and firefly challenges (separate page for each) e.g. Write a fictional story to explain why glowworms produce light; Use a flashlight to copy the blinking patterns of your fireflies. Video your efforts and share it with your class or family!)
• Acrostic poem template (separate page for glowworms and fireflies)
• Plus more….

Looking for other nocturnal creature resources? You might want to have a peek at these!

Nature at Night {Moon, Stars, Constellations & Nocturnal Nature-Based Fun!}.
Owl about Owls! {Fun & facts bird booklet with an owl pellet focus}.
Bats! {A fun & facts booklet celebrating bats}.

This resource is also included as part of these great value bundles:

Nocturnal Critters Bundle {Owls, Bats & Fireflies booklets}.
BUG BUNDLE! Ants, Butterflies, Bees, Worms, Snails, Silkworms + more....


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Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW!
Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW!
Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW!
Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW!