Who’s ready for some creepy crawler fun? This week we are talking all about insects and I am so excited to share these easy prep, no print, simple insect activities with you!
If you are looking for some hands-on ideas to add to your themed plans or just a few easy prep pull out activities you’ll love these bug themed ideas. I find we always need a few extra ideas during the week so these simple activity plans come in handy!
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LITERACY: INSECT SYLLABLES
Write the numbers 1-3 on sticky notes and set on a flat surface. Set out a basket of toy insects or print pictures of insects. Have your child pick an insect then, say and clap how many syllables the word has. Sort each insect by number of syllables.
MATH: CATERPILLAR NUMBER LINE
Cut out various colored paper circles. Create a simple caterpillar head from one of the circles and tape it to the wall. Write numbers 1-10 or 1-20 on the other circles and hide them around the room. Have your child hunt for the circles then put them in order and tape them to the wall to build a number caterpillar.
GROSS MOTOR: INSECT WALK
Sketch various insects on a sheet of paper and go on an insect walk. As you walk, hunt for different bugs and talk about each one you find. What color is it? Does it fly? Does it jump? Check off each insect you find.
SENSORY: INSECT BIN
CRAFT: FINGERPRINT BUGS
Cut a leaf out of green construction paper. Set out various colored paints and have your child add colored fingerprint dots to their leaf. Let dry then ask your child to use a black marker to turn each fingerprint into a bug.
Snack: Butterfly Life Cycle
Divide a paper plate into 4 sections. Label each section with one word: eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Set out the list of foods below and talk about the life cycle of a butterfly as you hand out each. Marshmallows (Eggs), Gummy Worm (Caterpillar), Celery Piece (Chrysalis),Cucumber Slice Cut in Half (Butterfly). Then, EAT!
LET’S GET MOVING!
You all know we love Cosmic Kids Yoga over here and this bug themed workout is perfect for a spring insect week!
What do you think of these insect themed activity ideas? Will you be using this plan this spring?
Looking for even more insect themed fun? I have a set of Pre-K insect printable centers and activities that you might just be interested in. I love printing out these hands-on math and literacy centers and adding them to our themed learning shelf. This resource makes planning a full week of fun, EASY! Check out the post here to learn more.