BUGS & INSECTS

 

BUGS & INSECTS

Bugs and insects are creepy and cool all at the same time to preschoolers. Bugs and insects come in all shapes and sizes. Come learn and have fun with these bug and insect preschool activities.

 

A Butterfly has wings                   C is for caterpillar                                Cricket                                      Match the insects

A is for Ant                                   Caterpillar color by number                 Dragonfly color by number        Mosquito

B is for Bee                                   Butterfly color by number                    F is for Fly                                Practice writing B-U-G

Beetles have six legs                    Circle the letters B-U-G                        Insects                                      Practice writing I-N-S-E-C-T

Butterfly color by size                  FLY cut and paste                                 L is for ladybug                         How many ladybugs

* Coloring pages and worksheets from twistynoodle.com                                                      

LEARNING PACKETS

These learning packets contain early learning printables to use with your toddler or preschooler when studying about creepy crawly things; bugs and insects. These packets are intended for preschoolers.

Packet 1

  • Coloring a bug and drawing your own

  • Name writing practice with lines

  • Name writing practice in empty boxes

  • Coloring bugs specific colors

  • Tracing curvy lines

  • Tracing jagged lines to the insects

  • Tracing shapes around bugs

  • Cutting out bug pictures

  • Cutting straight lines

  • Cutting jagged lines

  • Tracing the letters in the words "Insects and Bugs"

  • Tracing all letters of the alphabet

  • Tracing numbers 1-20

  • Identifying more or less

  • Matching pictures

  • Matching shapes

  • Identifying how many in a group of pictures

  • Sorting pictures from small to large

  • Drawing pictures of bugs to match the numbers on each jar 

Packet 2

  • 1 blank page "When I hunted for bugs..."

  • 2 pages of writing with Insect/bug word bank

  • 2 ABC order pages

  • 1 page Word Search

  • 1 page Insect Web

  • 1 page Syllable sort

  • 1 page Secret Codes

  • 1 page Rhyming review

  • 1 page Beginning sounds stamp

  • 1 page Beginning blends stamp

  • 1 page Read, correct, draw

  • 1 page Stretching Sentences

  • 3 pages Sequencing (First, next, then, last)

Packet 3

  • Word Wall Cards (10)

  • Tracing Cards (10)

  • Beginning Sound Puzzles (6)

  • Uppercase Beginning Sound Clip Cards (8)

  • Lowercase Beginning Sound Clip Cards (8)

  • Beginning Sound Picture Strips (8)

  • Beginning Sound Uppercase Letter Strips (8)

  • Beginning Sound Lowercase Letter Strips (8)

  • Letter Matching Cards (26)

  • Word Puzzles (5)

  • Letter Tile Word Mats (2 sets of 5)

  • Writing Prompts and Pages (6)

  • Playdough Mats (6)

 

Packet 4

Packet 1 - 4 courtesy of teacherspayteachers.com.

RAISING READERS 

Our book recommendations are a collection of stories exploring insects and bugs. Please browse our bookclub selection for other book titles related to bugs and insects.

NEST.TV

Thanks to YouTube, we don't have to reinvent the wheel. These YouTube videos will engage your child as they continue to learn and explore insects and bugs.

 

30 minutes or less

Coco the Butterfly: Saturday Morning Yoga

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Quiet Cricket

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Michelle Obama

Arnold the Ant: Namastories

Hiho Petting Zoo: Bugs

Bugs with Mayta the Brown Bear

Hey Little Ant

Ten Magic Butterflies

Caterpillar Shoes

Maya the Bee: Max has a Crush

Maya the Bee: Mother Courage

Maya the Bee: Solar Queen

Maya the Bee: Treasure for the Ants

 

30 minutes to 1 hour

The Itsy Bitsy Spider + More Kids Songs

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery Rhymes

Butterfly Ladybug Bumblebee

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Here are a few activities for the whole family to enjoy while learning and exploring bugs and insects. Use these activities to discover different bugs and insects in their natural environment.

 

Take a walk outside and see how many bugs and insects you can find.

Take a jar and go outside in the yard to try to catch a firefly, butterfly, or any insect.

SHARE YOUR CHILD'S WORK WITH US OR SEND US PICTURES OF YOUR CHILD ENJOYING OUR LEARNING LINKS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES. SEND PHOTOS TO NESTCHILDCARECENTER@GMAIL.COM.

 



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