Spring has finally arrived. With it comes the opportunity to explore and learn about insects. So far, we’ve seen butterflies and ladybugs. We’re looking forward to seeing caterpillars and lightning bugs.
Today, while I was at Target, I saw some insect keepers in the Dollar Spot. I remember when my kids were younger, and we used to take our insect keepers to the pond and collect bugs. Ours had a magnifying lid so we could examine them close up.
Of course, our favorite activity is the butterfly garden. We have had three over the years. Kids love watching the caterpillars go through their whole life cycle. We love inviting the neighbor kids over for a butterfly release party. This year Emma wants to try ladybugs or praying mantids.
In addition to exploring insects up close, I’ve compiled a list of books and activities that you can use with your children to create a full-blown unit study. I’ve also created a fun new printable pack for your little learners. I hope you have a blast learning about insect with your little ones.
Bugs and Insects Printable Activities
This printable pack is free for my awesome readers! There is so much fun packed into this activity pack. Your kids will be occupied for hours!
- Handwriting practice
- Letter identification
- Counting and skip counting
- Addition practice
- and more!
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Bees Unit Study at Year Round Homeschooling
I is for Insects at Oopsy Daisy Blog
Bug Hunt Free Printable at Fun with a Message
Catch a Bug! Free Printable Game at Picklebums
Egg Carton Caterpillars at Raven Threads
Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft at Crafty Morning
Bug Sensory Bin at Living Life and Learning
Butterfly Life Cycle Activity at Mama Miss
Printable Bugs Worksheets at Learning 2 Walk
Teaching Kids About Ant Anatomy at Gift of Curiosity
Impromptu Science: Entomology at Something 2 Offer
Bug Slime at Craftulate
Insects Unit Study Resources at This Sweet Life
Make an Ant Farm Jar at Artists Helping Children
Edible Butterfly Life Cycle at My Little Yellow Room