Hoppy PinkCheeks’ home is a broccoli tower, he lives way up high!
From up here he can see all of Bug Island, and at night, the starry sky.
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Hoppy and his sister Poppie are explorers. When grasshoppers travel, they really go-for-it. On some expeditions, these twins have staid in the air for up to three days!

Poppie PinkCheeks lives in a squash on Squash Street.
When Poppie and Betty Bee get together for warm tea (with honey of coarse), they tune out distractions to really be present and truly listen to one another. They share many giggles and tears and deepen their friendship.
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Hoppy and Poppie are different than most grasshoppers, that stay solitary. In most cases, grasshoppers that get together with other grasshoppers increase the serotonin levels in one another, tuning them into locust. This is not good at all. Through emotional awareness and self-regulation, Hoppy and Poppie remain present and pleasant Bug Island citizens.   

King lives on higher ground, he cares about his friends from his hole that’s round.
Walt’s worries have drifted away and he is now feeling happy returning home from his acts of kindness.
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Without lungs or gills, Walt breaths through his skin, pulling oxygen and nitrogen from the soil. This truly makes him the king of the underground.  

His lighthouse is a beacon that helps his friends find their way home.
Franco feels PRIDE.
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Did you know that the flashing of a firefly's light is a language. Much like ships using Morris code, the patterns that of their flashes are very meaningful between these nighttime navigators. What body language can you notice in other people? 

Maestro Humphrey Hummingbird is known all over Bug Island, for the music he writes. Humphrey feels CREATIVE, but also very TIRED, as he nests for the night.

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Maestro Humphrey likes to keep his conducting eclectic. He can travel up to 5000 miles per year visiting different musical hot-spots. Sound like a lot? Well when we consider that he makes the 500 mile trip across the Gulf of Mexico to visit the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in less than a day, we are only more impressed.

Grasshoppers are older than dinosaurs!
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Grasshopper fossils and nymphs (the second stage of a grasshoppers lifecycle) enclosed in amber, have been dated back to over 300 million years BCE. That is more than 50 million years older than the first dinosaurs. Hoppy and Poppie are feeling RESPECTFUL of their older and wiser elders, and GRATITUDE for being a part of such an amazing natural world.

Queen Betty Bee lives in a sticky stack.
She bakes in Humbo the hive
and is striped yellow and black!
Betty Bee feels HELPFUL today as she makes treats for her family!

In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

Dr. Spinner Spider lives all over the place.
She is a master web weaver and needs only a tiny space!
Dr. Spinner Spider is feeling ENERGETIC!

Not only does Dr. Spinner Spider spin her silk to rebuild her web home every night, her silk can also be spun into the air to make a parachute. Dr. Spinner loves to join her flying bug island friends as they take to the sky.

Aunt Andie Ant knows that home can take any shape and size. Andie feels PRODUCTIVE making sure her friends have everything they need to feel SAFE-and-sound.

Did you know that ants are some of natures strongest and therefore most productive workers. Ants also are the fastest moving living thing. It's no wonder that Bug Island stays in tip-top shape, all the time. 

Dance with Walt Worm today!
🎶Kneel with wide knees on the floor
🎶Arch your back
🎶Keep your head up while your eyes look down at the floor
🎶Bend arms straight up
🎶Spread open your hands so they're ready to catch yourself on the floor
🎶Roll forward until your hands are on the floor
🎶Your head never touches the floor
🎶Now rock back and forth pushing off with your toes and then hands
🎶Keep on keepin' on and make worm wave after worm wave!


Patoo is happy to be Hoppy's & Poppie's dance floor!
Any floor at home makes a happy dance floor, too. So get your feet on the floor and dance with Hoppy & Poppie!

Today, let's groove doin' the Butterfly Move. Flutter like a butterfly moving your knees in and out, and at the same time, swing your arms all about!
Stay safe and healthy, our friends!


In our Crafts section, we created a fun Origami Jumping Grasshopper. Now is the time to put him or her to the test! Let's have a jumping contest with Hoppy & Poppie! Check out our story today on how to get set up and let's see who can jump the farthest!


Betty Bee thinks flowers make everything better! Here's another fun activity for you and your little ones:

Step 1: Go out for a nature walk (make sure you're safe and not around too many people).
Step 2: While out walking pick flowers and leaves to bring back home with you (a handful or so will do).
Step 3: Once you're home, get a blank piece of paper, a gluestick and create art with your leaves and flower selections.
Step 4: Upload them to Facebook and tag Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks. We can't wait to see your creations! 


Aunt Andie Ant has decided to spruce-up Bug Island by adding some color. Today we're highlighting something that's fun and easy to do! Rock painting!

Step 1: Head out for a walk to get some fresh air.
Step 2: Grab some rocks along the way to bring back home.
Step 3: Set up your paint area and get your supplies in order. Supplies needed: Paint, Paint Brushes and Rocks!
Step 4: Paint your rocks in different colors and add in designs, your favorite sayings, etc.
The result? Some fun garden decorations!
Planning on rock painting soon? Tag us in your creations! We'd love to see what you and your littles are up to.


Aunt Andie Ant has decided to spruce-up Bug Island by adding some color. Today we're highlighting something that's fun and easy to do! Rock painting!

Step 1: Head out for a walk to get some fresh air.
Step 2: Grab some rocks along the way to bring back home.
Step 3: Set up your paint area and get your supplies in order. Supplies needed: Paint, Paint Brushes and Rocks!
Step 4: Paint your rocks in different colors and add in designs, your favorite sayings, etc.
The result? Some fun garden decorations!
Planning on rock painting soon? Tag us in your creations! We'd love to see what you and your littles are up to.


Aunt Andie Ant has decided to spruce-up Bug Island by adding some color. Today we're highlighting something that's fun and easy to do! Rock painting!

Step 1: Head out for a walk to get some fresh air.
Step 2: Grab some rocks along the way to bring back home.
Step 3: Set up your paint area and get your supplies in order. Supplies needed: Paint, Paint Brushes and Rocks!
Step 4: Paint your rocks in different colors and add in designs, your favorite sayings, etc.
The result? Some fun garden decorations!
Planning on rock painting soon? Tag us in your creations! We'd love to see what you and your littles are up to.

Dr. Spinner Spider’s Tips for Getting Your Hands Very Clean. To help you and your parents, Dr. Spinner Spider offers the following tips for you to try today:

💦Use warm soapy water every time you wash your hands. It’s how you kill the pesky germs! Make sure that you wash from your wrists to your fingertips.
💦 You want to scrub under your fingernails, too!
💦 Wash for at least 20 seconds or longer. You can sing the Happy Birthday song twice. It takes 20 seconds to do.
💦Rinse the soap off.
💦The water should be clear after a few seconds.
💦Dry your hands on a clean towel or paper towel.

Once done, use a second paper towel to put between your clean hands and the doorknob before opening the door.