Insect and bug theme learning activities, crafts, ideas, printables and resources for young children in your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten classroom. Ladybugs, butterflies, caterpillars, bees and more! Visit me at for more inspiration for early education!
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Kids will love making whimsical bugs out of ordinary garden stones! | Fireflies and Mud Pies

Ladybug Stones: A Happy Nature Craft for Kids - Fireflies and Mud Pies Spider Slime! A fun fine motor and sensory activity for Halloween!

Spider Slime Recipe for Kids | Coffee Cups and Crayons

An adorable paper-plate Incy Wincy Spider craft (Itsy Bitsy Spider) that actually climbs! Nursery Rhymes have never been such fun!

Climbing Incy Wincy Spider (Itsy Bitsy Spider) - Kids Craft Room

B: 20 Butterfly Learning Activities will help your children understand that change is natural, and that it can be beautiful.

20 Butterfly Learning Activities

How to Make a Roly Poly Habitat with Kids-Includes free printable planning and observation sheet. This would be a great spring science activity for elementary kids learning about decomposers or isopods

How to Make a Roly Poly Habitat with Kids

clothespin dragonflies

How to Make Clothespin Dragonflies (Kids Craft) - Crafty Morning

Wiggly Worm Sensory Play-Preschool Messy Play for Spring or Letter W Activities

Wiggly Worm Sensory Play

Butterfly Life Cycle Craft Necklace for Preschool and Kindergarten #PLAYfulpreschool

Butterfly Life Cycle Craft Necklace - Fun-A-Day!

Ladybug Doubles Addition: DIY Math Game from Still Playing School

Ladybug Doubles Addition: DIY Math Game

Bug sensory bin and fine motor activity for preschoolers! Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring insects with this fun bug themed activity.

Bugs: Sensory Bin & Book Activity

30 Bug Activities for Kids. Includes Arts and crafts, sensory play and learning fun with a bug theme for kids of all ages to enjoy.

30 Brilliant Bug Activities for Kids - Crafty Kids at Home

Butterfly life cycle craft #PLAYfulpreschool

Butterfly Life Cycle Craft Necklace - Fun-A-Day!

These fun butterfly facts for kids are a perfect way to teach children about caterpillars and butterflies. Learn about the butterfly lifecycle, caterpillar facts, chrysalis facts, a butterfly’s lifespan, how the butterfly tastes, and more! These facts are perfect for an insect or bug theme, and especially when children are naturally interested in caterpillars and butterflies.

Fun Butterfly Facts for Kids - Preschool Inspirations

paper plate butterfly craft

Easy Paper Plate Craft - Butterfly - No Time For Flash Cards

Butterfly Growing Kit - watch the whole life cycle!

What a wonderful way to learn about butterflies!

bug fossils playdough

Playdough Bug Fossils - No Time For Flash Cards

The Very Quiet Cricket Insect-Inspired Unit Activities - Proverbial Homemaker

The Very Quiet Cricket Insect-Inspired Unit Activities - Proverbial Homemaker

Paper Plate Ladybird

Paper-plate minibeasts - Ladybirds, Bees and Snails

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"The Very Busy Spider" Cutting Activity - Munchkins and Moms

Play & Learn with Seashell Ladybug Crafts for Kids from Still Playing School

Seashell Ladybug Craft

Simple Wooden Spoon Dragonfly Craft


20 Fun Spider Facts for Preschoolers - Preschool Inspirations

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Egg Carton Bumble Bee Craft for Kids - Crafty Morning

Have an afternoon full of fun making this colorful wood peg doll butterfly craft. It makes a great spring craft for kids. Children will love getting creative making their own butterfly design with paint and bright craft jewels.

Colorful Wood Peg Doll Butterfly Craft

Shape and color sorting caterpillar. A fun spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

Shape and Color Sorting Caterpillar - Mom Inspired Life