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National Moth Week starts today, July 22, and runs through 30, 2017.  It is a great opportunity to investigate moths, as well as to begin to appreciate their unique strengths and beauty.


Looking for ideas for information and activity ideas to celebrate moths? Check out the older posts linked below and also look for new posts about suggested activities with moths coming up throughout the week.

Older Moth Posts

Posts from this week:

If you ever want to learn more about moths, check out the moths category in the sidebar.

Or visit our growing list of children's books about moths and butterflies at Science Books for Kids.

Did you know today is the 48th anniversary of the first moon walk on July 20, 1969?

The lunar landing inspired many children to consider careers in science and math. Let's take a look at a book that might inspire the next generation, as well.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure (You Choose: Space) by Thomas K. Adamson is an interactive book that allows children choose the parts that interest them and find out what happens under different scenarios.


Discover what led up to the big day when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, as well as what happened afterwards.

As the cover suggests, the book allows readers to make 48 choices that lead to 9 different endings. Although it sounds complicated, it is actually simply very well organized text that flows logically. After reading it, you will wonder why more books aren't written this way.

Learn about history and science by walking through a copy with a child today.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1491481374
ISBN-13: 978-1491481370

Want more? Be sure to visit our growing list of children's books about the moon and the lunar landing.


Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. Also, I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

So, what do you bring with you to pick blueberries?

Of course you need your hat and buckets.

But you also might want your camera.


You might need to take a few photographs of the blueberries to remember the day.

You also might want to take a photograph of some newly-hatched shield bug nymphs.


Take a close look at the one on the bottom. It still has the circular lid of its egg stuck to it.

The nymphs look like they are too big to fit in those egg shells, don't they?

What insects have you found in a blueberry patch?


Thank you to Justin for holding the leaf upside down so I could take the photograph.