Exploring insects with young children is exciting. This 52-page activity pack includes a variety of Math, Literacy, Fine Motor, and Science activities perfect for creating centers, file folder activities, or morning work for the preschool aged children in your care.
This activity pack contains the following 19 Insect related activities:
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Bug Color Clip Cards
Catch a Bug Game
I Spy Bug Matching
Bug Cutting Practice
Ladybug Letter Match
1-10 Number Puzzle
11-20 Number Puzzle
Firefly Counting Mats (1-10)
Firefly Counting Mats (1-10) with Frames
Lady Bug Spots Counting Mat
Color Bug Sorting
Bug Size Sorting
Colored Ladybugs Pom Pom Match
Praying Mantis Life Cycle Match Up
Parts of a Praying Mantis
Does it Fly science sorting mat
Insect 3-Part Cards
Nomenclature cards are a fun way for children to learn that print carries a message. Print off two sets of these cards, then separate the words from the pictures on one set. Children can then match the pictures and words.
Or use as a fun matching game using plastic insects.
Get those little brains working with this set of 8 buggy puzzles.
These are perfect for little ones beginning to master puzzles. Since they are straight edges preschoolers have to really look for the clues to find out which pieces go together. Some are easily mixed up if preschoolers are quick to just look for colors, they need to examine the parts of the insect to make sure they have it just right!
**Teacher Tip: This is an excellent opportunity to talk about the parts of an insect! "Do you see the thorax (abdomen, antennae, head)?" "Are all 6 legs present?" "How did you know those pieces went together?"
Ladybugs Count and Clip Cards
Does counting get any cuter than this? Count the number of ladybugs on the leaf, then clip the appropriate number. In this activity students are practicing one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition, cardinality, and working on fine motor development.
Bug Shape Sorting Game
Practice shape recognition with this fun game. Preschoolers match-up bug shapes to the jar with the same shape.
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