We can learn a lot from ants! They’re great communicators and work together as a team. These tiny insects are also super strong, since they can carry objects much heavier than themselves!
Learning about these amazing insects can be an exciting way for kids to discover the wonders of nature. Use our ant worksheets for a playful and interactive way for them to learn more about ants while honing important skills such as handwriting, developing vocabulary, and letter recognition.
Through engaging activities like handwriting practice for the letter A, a letter maze, and a label the ant worksheet, your young students can have fun while learning!
Check out some more of our preschool worksheets that cover a variety of topics to make learning fun for your kids!
In this set of printable worksheets, we’ve included the following:
- A is for Ant handwriting worksheet
- Label the Ant worksheet
- A is for Ant letter maze worksheet
Up first is the handwriting page where kids will practice writing the letter A with this fun worksheet! They’ll trace and write the letter A multiple times in uppercase and lowercase to strengthen their fine motor skills and learn how to form this letter correctly.
Next up on the label the ant worksheet, kids will learn more about ants by labeling different parts of their body! This worksheet encourages observation and vocabulary development as they identify and label body parts like antennae, head, thorax, and abdomen.
Once they’ve finished cutting and pasting the labels in the correct places, they can break out the coloring supplies to color in their tiny, but mighty ant.
On the final worksheet, kids will help the ant find its way through the maze by following all the letter Aa’s! They can either color in each square or use their dot marker to mark the correct path.
This maze not only improves problem-solving abilities but also reinforces letter recognition and hand-eye coordination.
These pages are a great way for your young learners to explore the world of ants while enhancing their skills.
Insect Ideas For Kids
If you’re on the hunt for some fun ideas that will teach your kids more about insects, you’re in the right place. We have a buzzing collection of insect crafts and educational activities that will spark your kids’ curiosity and creativity.
These activities offer a perfect blend of fun and education, so get ready to explore a world of insects with your child. Keep reading to check out the insect craft and activity ideas listed below and let the learning adventure begin!
Insect Books For Preschool
Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper into it, we always start with children’s books! They’re an easy way to fill time and help kids learn to read or develop their vocabulary. Below are some of our favorite insect books for kids!
The Very Quiet Cricket– Everyone loves Eric Carle and this book is just as good as all his others! In it, a cricket is trying to discover how to make a sound, but when he rubs his legs together nothing happens. Follow him on his journey to find his very own sound! Kids love the ending where he and your child can hear the chirping!
Bugs A to Z is a great introductory insect book for kids. It’s great for kids to browse through and look at pictures and to find a short snippet about each bug.
Ten Little Ladybugs – This cute book is not only fun to read, but also fun to touch! Kids will want to read this book day after day and it helps them learn to count.
Insect Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun and interactive learning tool that offers numerous benefits for growing kids. It provides an opportunity for hands-on exploration, imaginative play, and creative expression, making the learning experience enjoyable and engaging.
These activities promote hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and precision, which are essential for tasks like writing and drawing. It fosters a love for learning and provides hours of fun, so check out some of our favorite insect themed crafts below to get started.
Dragonfly Craft for Kids – Dragonflies bring joy and wonder as they flit and flutter with their shimmering wings! Kids will help these beautiful insects get started on their colorful flight with a few basic craft supplies like popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners.
Ladybug Headband Craft – Crown your kiddo with this headband and they’ll flutter around like a graceful ladybug, exploring flowers and spreading happiness wherever they go. Kids can either craft their ladybugs out of colored paper or print out the black and white version to color in.
Paper Plate Butterfly Craft – Calling all budding arts to spread their wings and create a beautiful butterfly masterpiece. Their imaginations will soar as they create their butterflies from an ordinary paper plate, some paint, fun embellishments, and our free template.
Bee Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Kids’ creativity can take flight and create a buzzing masterpiece with this fun craft! Grab our free bee template, a toilet paper roll, and let the magic begin. Be prepared for a delightful crafting experience that will make you as happy as a bee in a field of flowers!
Fun Bug Activities For Kids
Your busy bees will be excited to learn with these bee activity sheets. Each activity page will guide your kids through different tasks like shadow matching, navigating a maze, counting, graphing, and more to help them strengthen some important skills like problem-solving, basic math skills, and fine motor skills.
Flutter on over to check out these butterfly tracing worksheets. These tracing activities will help kids build their fine motor skills which will help them with their handwriting.
Connect the dots to complete a butterfly illustration, and follow the dotted lines to reach the butterflies on the other side.
With these ladybug cutting practice worksheets, kids will have the perfect opportunity to improve their scissor skills while having fun with lovable ladybugs. In addition to cutting practice, they’ll also work on counting, matching, and fine motor skills.
This set of preschool insect theme printables is packed with 50 pages of early math and literacy activities kids will love! Your bug-loving kiddo will love learning with all their favorite creepy crawlies.
They offer a playful and educational experience for preschoolers to learn lots of skills like counting, matching, and graphing, as well as syllables, spelling, and letter recognition.
Looking for a fun way to keep your kids entertained? This bug playdough kit is the perfect solution! Not only is it sensory and hands-on, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about insects.
Plus, what could be more fun than squishing and shaping bugs out of playdough? With this kit, your kids can let their imaginations run wild as they create all sorts of unique creatures!
Looking for a simple activity for your kids? Our butterfly shape craft is perfect for them! It is easy and super fun to create. It is a great way to learn about shapes and turn learning into an exciting adventure.
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