Lately, we’ve been sharing lots of fun insect crafts for kids.
So far we’ve made a popsicle stick dragonfly craft, a ladybug craft, a bee craft, and an insect sensory bin.
Today, we’re diving a bit more into some educational worksheets kids will actually enjoy doing!
These preschool bug activities are a fun way for kids to work on memory, patterns, handwriting, and so much more!
Read on below to see just how fun these bug printable can be.
Printable Preschool Bug Activities
This activity pack is loaded with engaging activities for kids and includes 19 pages of printables.
These worksheets and games are perfect for using in a home preschool setting, for fun with your kids or even in the school classroom.
The first thing we knew we had to include in this bundle were these insect flashcards. We’ve made space flashcards, human body flashcards, and these nature flashcards and each time they’ve been a hit.
There are just so many ways to use flashcards (which aren’t boring at all!!), that you’ll love having these when your kids are learning all about bugs.
Printable Insect Strip Puzzles
These strip puzzles are another fun way to keep the kids occupied and help them learn.
You can add numbers or letters to the bottom of each strip to help younger children piece them back together. This reinforces numbers, counting and letter recognition.
Bug Scavenger Hunt
Get the kids outside with this bug scavenger hunt card. Kids can color all the insects first, then take it outside to find each of the bugs listed on the card.
This is a great activity to burn off energy and let kids explore nature.
The last two pages included in the insect activity bundle are these dragonfly worksheets.
The first page is for the child to color, cut and glue the parts of a dragonfly.
The second page discusses simple facts about dragonflies and asks the kids to answer a few questions.
Insect Pattern Worksheet
With this colorful worksheet, children will work on fine motor skills to cut out each of the boxes at the bottom of the page.
Next children will practice finishing the pattern for each group of bugs by gluing the correct square at the end of each sequence.
Bug Handwriting Practice
Help your children or students work on penmanship and fine motor skills with these 6 printable worksheets.
On each one, the child will trace a capital and lowercase letter, the name of the object on the page, plus practice the alphabet more with the rest of the page.
Butterfly Emotion Cards
Let children learn how to express their emotions and work on social cues with these butterfly coloring page cards.
Each card shows the butterfly making a different face from happy to silly to angry and more. The corresponding emotion is written on the bottom of each card.
Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the page if you want to download your free sample of this bundle and receive the bug flashcards.
More Insect Activities For Kids
If you’re looking for more insect crafts try out these crafts:
- Paper plate bee craft – This craft is so great for spring and lets your kiddo paint, cut, and glue!
- Apple stamp ladybug craft – Turn an overripe apple into a ladybug with this fun craft.
- Dragonfly craft – Grab your popsicle sticks and our free template to make this colorful dragonfly!
Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper in 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.
If you’d like the entire bundle pack, you can buy it below!