A praying mantis eats everything from insects to fish to small rodents. We set up a pond, and pretended to be praying mantises, using tongs we tried catching fish! I wrote the letters M and J on the fish and they sorted as they caught the fish. To keep their attention a bit longer, I gave them fishing poles and we caught letters! This created much discussions about letters. How do I spell? What letter is this? Look I caught a B!
We made a praying mantis headband using stickers, markers and pipe cleaners.