These garden bug crafts and activities help kids learn about an ant, bee, butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, snail, spider and worm! They include insect craft templates, research and writing activities. They’re perfect for kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.
Fun Bug Activities for Kids
If you’re planning a bug, insect or garden themed unit with your students, you’re sure to find the following activities helpful. For each of the garden bugs, I’ve included a craft template AND five worksheets to learn about that insect. If you check out the pictures below, you’ll see a few of the worksheets that are included.
Easy to Prep Bug Craft Templates
The following bug craft templates are really easy to prep. All you need is some basic materials such as acrylic paint, crayons, scissors and glue. A key feature of these templates which I absolutely LOVE is that the cutting lines are thick. This makes it so much easier for kids who are still developing their scissor skills!
For each craft, you can choose from a mix of worksheets such as labeling, writing a description or researching facts. The labeling worksheets help kids to read information text and learn new vocabulary. Kids need to begin by cutting out the labels. Next they need to look at the initial sound on the word and if possible sound it out. Most of the words are a bit advanced for young kids to read on their own, so adult assistance is needed. Once the kids know what the word is they need to paste it next to the correct part.
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I hope the kids have an awesome time learning about garden bugs! :)
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