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I have seen a number of bug activities for kids shared at the Kids’ Co-op in recent weeks. I guess with the weather warming up, people have been getting outside and learning all about bugs! Our family has done a number of insect units focusing on ants, butterflies, silkworms, and ladybugs. We have loved learning about bugs! In fact, my son has been asking me for a bee unit study, so at some point I’ll have to make that happen too.
If you would like to learn about bugs with your kids, check out the 10 bug-themed ideas below that include bug activities, crafts, songs, books, sensory play, and more!
Bee poems and songs from Baby Bees House
Bug Time Do-a-Dot Printables from Crystal and Co.
Bugs mini world from Excite and Explore
Children’s books about bugs from FSPDT (Update: broken link removed)
Growing butterflies from Clark and Luci Learn (Update: broken link removed)
Insect unit from Every Star is Different
Letter flies game from Growing Book by Book
Sensory painting with bugs from FSPDT
Upcycled bug hotel from Playful Learners (Update: broken link removed)
More insect learning resources
Insect printables from Gift of Curiosity:
- Insects Printables Pack
- Insects Do-a-Dot Printables
- Insects Anatomy Game
- Insects Grid Games
- Ant Printables Pack
- Ant 3-Part Cards
- Ant Do-a-Dot Printables
- Ladybug Do-a-Dot Printables
- Bee Do-a-Dot Printables
- Bee Sudoku
- Butterfly Do-a-Dot Printables