Like other insects, the stick bug has six jointed legs, a hard outer shell and two antennae. Its long, straight body is not only shaped like a stick, but also typically colored like one too. Most stick bugs are green or brown, although there are a few species that are colorful or even striped. We used a thin stick and twist ties to make our own walking stick.
We completed our Bugs and Crawly Things unit with a caterpillar. They eat constantly so that they can grow. Caterpillars grow up and change into butterflies and moths. We read the Very Hungry Caterpillar to see how big and fat he became before he turned into a butterfly. We used a cardboard tube, cornstarch noodles and markers to create a colorful caterpillar.