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Preschool Bug Crafts and Activities for Kids. #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities

Do your little learners love to do Bug Activities in the spring? Mine do, and we’re going to show you some of our favorite preschool bug theme ideas.

This awesome set is a mix of cute preschool bug crafts and educational activities for your math and literacy centers. They are hands on, and there is some fun science mixed in as well.

Would you like a peek at the amazing activities in this set? Check them out and tell me which ones are your favorites in a comment below.

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Bug Activities - Preschool

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BUG THEME ACTIVITIES

Bug Activites are a favorite of teachers and early educators everywhere. Kids’ love for bugs makes it easy to sneak in lots of math, literacy, and other learning in with the crafts, fine motor activities, and sensory play.

Bug Preschool Math Activities

There is no reason you can’t have fun and get in some movement and fine motor skills while working on math skills. These bug preschool math activities focus on counting, non standard measurement, and number sense while playing along the way.

Bug Activities Bee Counting #bugthemepreschool

Beehive Counting Game

The fun beehive counting game works with or without playdough, but playdough is just more fun. It also adds some extra fine motor practice to roll it out and make it into the shape of a hive.

Preschool Bug Theme Activities - Measuring Jumps Math Game #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolmath

Grasshopper Jumps Measuring

Non-standard measurement is an early math skill. We did it here with blocks to measure how high the grasshopper can jump. The best part, having a toy grasshopper to pretend play the jump with.

Preschool Bug Activities - Ladybug Fine Motor Counting #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #counting

Ladybug Fine Motor Counting

There are several ways to do this fun counting activity. We chose to use black pom poms, but you could easily use buttons, black paper circles or playdough.

Caterpillar Subitizing Spring Bug Activities for Preschool #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolmath

Caterpillar Subitizing Activity

Subitizing is an early math skill that kiddos need practice with. For this fun bug activity they are building caterpillars with the circles that represent the matching number.

Sort and Classify Bugs By Attributes - Preschool Bug Activities and Science #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolscience

Bug Attributes – Classify and Sort

This bug activity is a great way to add some preschool science as well as sorting data. My kids LOVE using the magnifying glass, and they are perfect for inspecting bugs for various attributes.

Worms in the Mud Counting - Bug Activities

Worms in the Mud Counting

Worms are cool! We love finding them out in our yard and garden. For this counting activity we used plastic worms, but you can also buy rubber ones in the fishing supply area of your local Wal-mart or sport store.

Bug Activities - Preschool

Bug Preschool Literacy Activities

Games are a fantastic way to get kids engaged in learning. These bug preschool literacy activities focus on letter recognition and matching capital and lowercase letters.

Bee to Flower Letter Matching - Preschool Bugs Activity #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #lettermatching

Bee to Flower Letter Matching

One of my favorite things about this letter matching activity is the pretend play opportunity. We buzz while we fly our bees over the flowers, picking just the right one to land on.

Firefly Letter Matching Preschool Bugs Activity #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #lettermatching #alphabet

Firefly Letter Match Folder Game

File folder games are a great, easy storage option in the classroom. This one is filled with letters in the night sky, waiting for their matching fireflies to find them.

Bug Crafts for Preschoolers

Lots of educators and teachers like to include bug crafts for preschoolers in their bug theme units. Here are a couple of great ideas for you.

B is for Butterfly Craft - Preschool Bug Crafts #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolcrafts #alphabetcrafts #lettercrafts

B is for Butterfly Craft

This is such a fun preschool craft, and the best part is, there is a lot of room for creativity and cutting practice.

Lady Bug Hat Craft for Preschool - Preschool Name Crafts #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolcrafts #namecrafts #bughats

Ladybug Preschool Name Craft

Can I just say… Cutest Hat EVER!! This big eyed lady bug hat covers several fantastic preschool skills.

  • Name Recognition and Spelling
  • Cutting circles
  • and Pretending to be a ladybug dramatic play.

More Preschool Bug Theme Printables

There are many more lessons beyond math and literacy for preschoolers and variety is important. Here are a few more preschool bug activity printables you can use in your centers or small groups.

Preschool Bug Activities Making Shapes with Playdough #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #shapes

Making Bug Shapes

We love making shapes with playdough. You can also make the outline with buttons and mini erasers, but playdough is a favorite around here.

Bug Shapes Bingo  Preschool Shapes #shapes #bugs #preschool #shapeactivities #preschoolcenters

Hatching Bugs Shape Bingo

Fun game alert! The shape leaves have bug eggs that are about to hatch. Spin the spinner to see which one is hatching next, and cover that leaf shape with a bug.

Observe Bug Attributes - Preschool Science Activities #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolscience

Observe & Draw Bug Science

This is another great preschool science activity for your bug unit. Again we are observing bugs up close and noticing their various attributes. There is a bit of counting here and a fun art project at the bottom.

Ladybug Color Matching Preschool Bug Activities for Spring #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolcolors

Ladybug Color Matching

Ladybugs are so cute. Help these ones find their special leaf by matching the colors to their color names.

Preschool Patterns Activities - Bug Activities for Spring #preschool #bugs #bugtheme #bugactivities #preschoolactivities #preschoolpatterns

Bug Pattern Building Practice

Pattern practice is an important preschool skill. Kids start by copying a pattern, then continuing it. Finally they get to make some of their own. You can try those skills with this bug pattern game.

Bug Words Writing Practice #preschool #writetheroom #bugs

Bug Words Writing Center

These write-the-room word strips are a great way to practice early writing. Children can go on a bug hunt around the room trying to find all the bugs and record their names.

Bug Activities - Preschool

BUG ACTIVITIES PRESCHOOL WORKSHEETS

In addition to the hands-on bug preschool activities above, we also created 13 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.

Bug Worksheets for Preschool – Math

Giving kids various ways to practice number sense is important. These bug worksheets for preschool are a great way to cover skills like number formation, counting, subitizing, and comparing numbers.

Spring Preschool Worksheets with Bugs - Firefly Counting. #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #countingworksheets #mathworksheets
Preschool Number Order Worksheet for Spring - Preschool Bug Theme #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #countingworksheets #mathworksheets
Spring Color by Number Coloring Page - Preschool Bug Worksheets #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #coloringworksheets #coloringpage
Preschool Bug Worksheets for Spring - Ladybug Counting #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #countingworksheets #mathworksheets
Roll and Color Bugs Counting - Spring Preschool Worksheet #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #countingworksheets #mathworksheets
Preschool Bug Theme Patterns Worksheet #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #patternworksheets

Bug Worksheets for Preschool – Literacy

In preschool, we are still learning letters and starting to work on high-frequency words like color names. You’ll get all of that in these literacy worksheets for your dinosaur preschool theme.

Preschool Bug Worksheets for Spring - Find and Color Letter Match #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #lettermatching #alphabetworksheets
Preschool Bug Worksheets for Spring - Find and Color Letter Match #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #lettermatching #alphabetworksheets
Bug Themed Letter Tracing Worksheets for Spring. #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets

More Bug Worksheets for Preschool

You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like patterns, shapes, and maybe even coloring. Get that practice with these cute dinosaur worksheets for preschool.

Spring color Worksheets for Preschool - Preschool Bug Theme #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #colorworksheets
Same or Different Worksheets for Preschool - Bug Theme. Super cute! #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets
Preschool Bug Worksheets for Spring - Tracing Lines
Fun Ladybugs Shape Worksheet - Color by Shape for Preschool #preschool #bugs #bugworksheets #preschoolworksheets #shapesworksheets

More Bug Preschool Activities

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Bug Preschool Moring Tubs #bugs #preschoolbugs #preschoolactivities #morningtub
Dramatic Play Centers for Preschool - Honey Bees Theme #preschool #dramaticplay #dramaticplaycenter #preschoolideas #planningplaytime

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19 Responses

    1. Is the “bug study observation checklist” in this packet?
      I love the one with the box to check for wings, antennae, body parts, etc.

  1. When I click on “free printables” it takes me right to the TPT store to buy the whole bundle. Where can I get just the free printables pages?

    1. Hi Kim.

      There aren’t any free printables in this bug set. This is one of my 70ish page sets that take 30+ hours to design and over $30 in clip art and fonts. I only charge $7 for them, so I feel like that’s a pretty super deal. 🙂 I don’t see any images or links that say free printables on that post, but if I’m missing something, please let me know.

      I did just put out a brand new free printable that a lot of teachers are excited about. Check it out and see if it would be helpful to you.
      https://planningplaytime.com/preschool-memory-book

      Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you, and have a fabulous week.

      Amy N.

  2. wondering where you got the clear spinner — at least I think it is a clear spinner –how awesome for any game you just change out the back I am guessing. thanks!

    1. Are you asking about the fireflies activity? If so, I use Velcro dots. You can get them at Walmart, the craft store or Amazon.

    1. If you click the Purchase Printables button up in the post it will take you to where you can get the whole Bug Theme pack.

    1. Those are actually buttons I found at a craft store. I often find cute buttons at Walmart as well. You could use mini erasers (check Amazon) or even yellow pom poms.

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