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. 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!
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.
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 oppose to others.
Bug Notebooking Pages
- Bug research pages
- Drawing pages
- Writing pages
- Bug scavenger hunt
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.
See the other Summer Learning Printables here and stay tuned for the new ones.