Build a Bug Hotel and Foster Insect Hospitality in Your Garden!

Provide Winter Shelter for the Beneficial Bugs That Will Help Keep Your Garden Growing!

Topic: Habitats, Gardening, Life Science | Type: Blended Indoor and Outdoor Learning

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Have you ever wondered where all the bugs go in the winter? It may be warming up as we near Spring, but its never too late to provide shelter to those beneficial bugs that will keep your garden free of harmful bugs – like aphids and mites! This activity uses found items and techniques to attract different bugs to your hotel! Encourage brainstorming to find alternate materials and weatherproof items that can be used as your main structure and hotel contents.



  • Bamboo Pieces
  • Seed Heads
  • Pinecones
  • Wood Shavings
  • Lichens
  • Cedar or Other Rot-Resistant Wood (directions for sizing included)
  • Weather-Resistant Screws
  • Drill
  • Hanging Hardware
  • Your Imagination! Your hotel can be made of the materials you have available
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