Bug Notebooking Pages

Use these Bug Notebooking Pages as a fun way for your child to learn all about bugs! 

Do you have a bug loving child? My kids have a love and hate relationship with bugs. They’ll follow them around and watch them all day. They are fascinated with their movements, what they may fly to, land on or crawl by.

On the other hand, though, should they land on my kids, they scream for dear life. Like the kind of scream that makes my heart skip a beat. My daughter will watch from afar but she really doesn’t like any bugs except for ants.

If your kids love bugs, have them use these Bug Notebooking Pages to record what they find out about their bugs. Then crawl over and check out more Free Insect Worksheets for Kids!

This means having a bug guide or insect library books would be helpful. We just like to look things up on the internet because it’s quick.

This is also perfect if your kids are like mine. They can be fascinated with bugs without having to touch or feel them!

Bug Notebooking pages on a table next to a cup of coffee and some photos

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How to use Bug Notebooking Pages

These are perfect printables for kids. They can record what they find out about their bug’s diet, habitat, predators and you also get the chance to get creative with the writing and drawing pages.

bug notebooking pages next to a coffee

Take the bug scavenger hunt out on your next nature walk to see what bugs you can find. If you run into any bugs you’re unsure of, take a picture so you can identify them at home. This also gives you a chance to talk about local habitats and why you wouldn’t find certain bug species in your area as opposed to others.

bug notebooking pages next to a coffee

Recommended Bug Catcher Kits for Kids

Are you preparing for an outdoor adventure with your kids? Check out these bug catcher kits that would be really helpful in your child’s exploration and learning about bugs.

JOYIN Outdoor Explorer Kit, Bug Catcher for KidsJOYIN Outdoor Explorer Kit, Bug Catcher for KidsQuadPro Bug Catcher and Viewer for Kids Outdoor Toys Insect Magnifier Microscope Catching Kit ChildrenQuadPro Bug Catcher and Viewer for Kids Outdoor Toys Insect Magnifier Microscope Catching Kit ChildrenINNOCHEER Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit for KidsINNOCHEER Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit for KidsKids Bug Catcher Kit for Outdoor Explorer Bug CollectionKids Bug Catcher Kit for Outdoor Explorer Bug CollectionTOY Life Bug Catcher KitTOY Life Bug Catcher KitESSENSON Bug Catcher Kit, Outdoor Toy GiftESSENSON Bug Catcher Kit, Outdoor Toy Gift

 

Bug Notebooking Pages

There are many pages to use and you can find them listed below. The kids will love being able to do research, draw, and then write about all the bugs that they have been able to see and find.

bug notebooking pages next to a coffee

The scavenger hunt is great as well because it gets the kids up and moving to find the bugs. 

  • Bug research pages
  • Drawing pages
  • Writing pages
  • Bug scavenger hunt
bug notebooking pages next to a coffee

Recommended Bug Books

Here are a few of our favorite books about bugs. I love to combine a good mixture of books about real books and then stories about books because it shows such a fun contrast in the books and bugs for kids. 

We typically start out with some facts about bugs and then end with a fun story about bugs as well. We’ll even take turns learning about bugs by reading each separate page and taking turns. 

Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias)Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias)The Weird and Wonderful World of Bugs: A Book About Beetles, Butterflies, and Other Fascinating InsectsThe Weird and Wonderful World of Bugs: A Book About Beetles, Butterflies, and Other Fascinating InsectsThe Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities (Let's Learn About Bugs and Animals)The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities (Let’s Learn About Bugs and Animals)Everything You Need to Know About BugsEverything You Need to Know About BugsBackpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

 

bug notebooking pages next to a coffee

To extend this activity, add in more bug books, both fiction and non-fiction books will give a good overall picture of bugs. Find a bug field guide to use on your next nature walk. Identify the bugs you can find in your backyard. See if you can build a bug terrarium and see what bugs you can find to live in them.

More Bug Printables

If you’re looking for even more fun bug learning, don’t miss these fun bug printables. They’re a great way to continue with the bug theme at home! The more printables that you and the kids can do about the same themes, the better! It just helps them learn and remember things easier. 

Bug Counting Mats

Bug Counting Cards and Puzzles

Parts of an Insect Worksheet

Ladybug Life Cycle Craft

See the other Summer Learning Printables here and stay tuned for the new ones.

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