Kids love to study and look at bugs! Learn all about bugs for kids with some of our very favorite bug activities, books and snacks.
All About Bugs for Kids
Welcome to our Summer Learning Series all about bugs and insects. Here are some of our very favorite bug activities, books, snacks and games to get your kids exploring the world around them.
As an adult, there are definitely times bugs can gross me out! I still love watching and encouraging my kids to get close and even pick them up if it’s safe. My kids love picking up ladybugs, grasshoppers and rollie pollies!
Bugs and insects are a genuine interest for lots of kids. Here are some fun ideas to get your kids learning and exploring the world around them. Also we have some free printable for a coloring page and a bug scavenger hunt!
Ladybug painted rocks
These adorable love bugs come from AuntieAnnie.com. They would be a fun project to do with the kids, you make plaster and pour it into spoons to make the bugs. Turn them into magnets or clips.
Spider Web GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITY
This is an easy spider web game from No Time For Flashcards. I know my kids would love it and it helps develop gross motor skills!
Painting with Fake Bugs
This is another bug activity from No Time For Flashcards. This is great for younger kids, but really all ages would have fun painting with giant fake bugs! Sometimes those simple activities are the ones they love the most.
Tissue Paper Snail
My boys love checking the yard for snails so I know they would love making this tissue paper snail from No Time For Flashcards. Gluing those little tissue papers is a great small muscle activity as well.
Firefly band aid Craft
Here is an adorable firefly craft from No Time For Flashcards. My kids love any excuse to get into the band-aids so I know they would love these fireflies.
Bumble Bee Craft
This cute toilet paper roll bee is from Crafted-Crafty.com.
Ladybug paper plate
This paper plate lady bug from Allkidsnetwork.com is adorable and could be changed a little to look like many different kinds of bugs.
My kids have all grown up listening to me read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to them. I love this egg carton caterpillar from Rustyandrosy.com. I really like crafts that use trash and turn it into treasure. It’s the perfect way to reuse items in your house that you would normally toss out.
Hungry Caterpillar Craft
I thought this painting was a creative and fun take on the caterpillar. This bugs for kids craft uses a cup as a stamp. What kid doesn’t like stamping things in paint!?
Bee Foot Print
These cute bee foot prints come from Crafty-Crafted.
These grasshopper clothespins from kiwicrate.com are much cuter than real grasshoppers…and they don’t spit.
Butterfly craft for Kids
I love these plastic bag butterflies from rainbowstarbooks.com. Use any colorful art supplies you have to make a beautiful butterfly.
Bugs for Kids Sorting Game
I am so excited about this bugs for kids sorting game from Artsymomma.com. Learn about bugs, help them organize and learn and colors at the same time.
This is a fun way to learn the life cycle of a butterfly from rainbowstarbooks.com.
Try some of these healthy bug snacks. Grasshopper celery sticks or you can do ant on a log with raisins. Grape caterpillars and strawberry ladybugs.
I love that these adorable bug cracker snacks are colorful and healthy. I don’t know the original source, but I found them here.
Caterpillar Coloring Page
Here is a FREE printable to help with colors! Find this fun caterpillar coloring page HERE.
Bugs for Kids Scavenger Hung
Our kids had a blast with this bugs for kids scavenger hunt. We handed each kid a scavenger hunt paper and sent them out to explore. You can find the FREE printable HERE.
A fun movie to watch during the bugs for kids week could be Pixar’s A Bug’s Life . It’s a family favorite at our home!
Many fun bug books to read:
I hope this gives you some fun activities to teach your kids all about bugs.
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