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What child doesn’t love bugs?! Ladybugs, caterpillars, snails and butterflies are so much fun to investigate. Capture their love of learning with these fantastic insect-themed printables. Because these free insect worksheets for kids are worth “bugging out” for.
Your preschooler, kindergartener or first grader will adore the cute insect graphics while they have fun learning with and about these bugs. Use this worksheet pack to inspire more projects on insects.
From math to science, we have you covered. Check out the different packs available below!
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- Printer (I love my printer, I use this one!)
- Glue stick
These free insect worksheets for kids will get your child counting all kinds of bugs and bug-investigation tools. Try these Bug Counting Mats or these Bug Counting Cards and Puzzles! The bug counting mats are a great way to practice those early addition and subtraction facts. And the counting cards are perfect for patterns, sorting, problem solving and of course, counting!
What an awesome topic to explore with your early learners! Insects are fascinating for kids of all ages, but it seems our little ones are the most interested.
One of the best places to start is with the life cycle of a bug. These Life Cycle of a Ladybug Worksheets or these Life Cycle of an Ant Worksheets will hook your child on learning more about some of the more popular bugs kids like. And with all the info you need included, they’re a great intro to insects pack.
And these Parts of an Insect Worksheets will help extend the learning. You can branch off into all sorts of insects, since they all have similar parts. Learn more about what bugs have in common — and what they don’t!
These Bug Notebooking Pages are a fantastic way to organize your own insect studies. Use with your own favorite bug books, and help your child study their favorite bug. Or maybe print off multiple copies, and do a whole unit on insects!
Recommended Insect Books for Kids
Need ideas for books to help spur your child’s education? Here are our recommended insect books. Use with the Bug Notebooking Pages, or just for your child’s interest!
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook)Everything You Need to Know About BugsSuper Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias)On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)The Grouchy Ladybug
Recommended Insect Kits and Hands-on Insect Toys
Learning hands-on is the best way to learn! We love these kits and toys for great hands-on experiences.
Unplugged Explorers 10 Piece Bug kit for Kids, Outdoor ToyMoody Goat 21 – Pcs Outdoor Explorer Gear Deluxe Play Set for Kids – Junior Adventurer Equipment Kit for Children – Exploration Toys with Binoculars, Bug Catcher, Magnifying Glass & BackpackNature Bound Bug Catcher Vacuum with Light Up Critter Habitat Case for Backyard Exploration – Complete kit for KidsSmartLab Toys Bug Playground
More Insect Worksheets
Our friends around the web also have some fun free insect worksheets for kids.
This Teaching Kids About Ant Anatomy worksheet by Gift of Curiosity has an amazing graphic of an ant. Check out the detail!
And these Insect Investigation Worksheets by Kitchen Counter Chronicles compliment the Bug Notebooking Pages above perfectly. Take the learning outdoors and then hit the books to learn more facts about bugs!
Also, these just-for-fun Bugs Color by Number Worksheets by Itsy Bitsy Fun make for an awesome ending to your bug studies. Plus they’re great for color identification and fine motor skill practice too. And they will help you keep your child occupied when they may have to wait. They can learn and have fun too!
Grab all your free insect worksheets for kids now!