Insects are a wonderful topic of study for spring. For this reason, my kids and I have been doing a number of activities focused on insects in recent weeks. Among the insect learning activities I have prepared for my kids are activities focused on shapes, colors, fine motor skills, and more.
Note: For more resources, printables and activities related to insects, please see my insects unit study page.
Insect shapes with pattern blocks
Color matching and fine motor
XGirl worked on color matching and fine motor skills using this Butterfly Color Matching worksheet from my Insects Printable Pack. Because I wanted to be able to reuse the worksheets, I inserted them into our new Crayola Dry Erase Activity Centers. The kids have loved using them, and I find these to be easier than laminating every sheet.
Which one different?
QBoy worked on visual discrimination with this ladybug-themed Which One is Different? worksheet from my Insects Printable Pack.
XGirl did some pre-writing practice using this maze worksheet from my Insects Printable Pack.
Insect lacing cards
I picked up these Friendliest Bug Lacing Cards at a second hand shop a while back, and this was the perfect opportunity to bring them out for the kids to get in some fine motor practice.
Ants on a log
And of course, I couldn’t do an insects unit without introducing the kids to a favorite snack from my childhood – ants on a log! I put almond butter (but you could use peanut butter or sunflower seed butter) on sticks of celery to make the “log,” then added raisins on top to create the “ants.” The kids thought these were so funny and they gobbled them up!
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
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