Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable

Now that we are starting to enjoy the beautiful weather there is nothing better than getting outdoor and exploring with the kiddos with Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable. Outdoor exploration not only keeps them entertain for hours, they learn so much!

It expands their observation skills and even gives them a chance to practice drawing and  writing.

See the end of the post on how to download the BUG HUNT FREE PRINTABLE


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Kids learn best with hands-on units. These are no-mess STEAM projects that develop critical thinking skills in kids.

Children will have fun while learning engineering, drawing and writing.

Check it out here.

Have fun with the kids on a Bug Hunt!

This week we used the Bug Hunt Printable and went on a Bug Hunt right in our own backyard. You can do the same or you can go to a park nearby. If you are fortunate enough to live by the woods that would be the perfect setting to find lots of critters!

I have to admit bugs are not my favorite but I had no idea how much fun kids have looking for bugs, finding them and chasing them to get a better look!

Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable

Learning While At Play: Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable

The printable worksheet allowed us to practice writing, drawing and even numbers.  My little one decided to keep tabs on how many bugs of each kind she found. At the end we add it all up and found out  the most abundant bugs around our home were ants and flies (yuck!).

Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable

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Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable

Skills learned:

  • Observation: On your own backyard or at a park kids have to look around for themselves and try to find each bug Listed on the map and worksheets. Little ones can look based on the picture provided while older kids can read the names printed.
  • Writing: for younger kiddos tracing the name of each bug  (dotted letters). Older kids can write where they found each bug. There’s even a blank sheet to add more bugs  as you find them 🙂
  • Drawing: practice drawing the bug and its habitat.  When back at home, the kids can color their drawings.
  • Counting:  as my little one did, keep tabs on how many of each bug they find.

Thinking about homeschooling your child?

To know what steps you need to take to start homeschooling, please take a look at the Homeschool Prep Checklist.

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Recognizing Habitats :

For each bug we found we drew the environment (aka the place) where we found them: a rock, a leave, grass, etc. We talked about why each bug would prefer a certain habitat and related it to what each bug eats and how they protect themselves.

We had so much fun and discovered so much that it  was tough going back inside.

Hope you and your kiddos enjoy it as much! See below how to download the free printable.


If have are a homeschooler or a teacher, I highly recommend having a goals plan. The planner will tell you exactly what you need to teach for every age and every grade. The Goals & Skills planner is available for every grade and will save you a ton of time!

Observation is probably one of the best ways to learn. If you want a great resource to use for parents and teachers to learn and get ideas on how to teach kids through observation & exploration, take a look at this one:


Non-fiction books about bugs are a great resource to own – they will grow up with your kids. Before reading, kids will look at these again and again. Once they learn how to read, they will learn about bug facts, habitats and much more. You can click on each image to see more information.

Fun books to learn about bugs:

Little ones learn by touch and feel. They engage best when they have something in their hands. Therefore, stickers books are great! See below at the reusable sticker book – it can’t be passed up. When kids get engage, they have so much fun while they are learning.

And if you are looking for books for kindergarten, like a start up math book, then the book about the bug parade is a great one to get.

 Our Gift to You: Free Printable Pack

Our free printable includes four sheets of fun:

  • A bug hunt map
  • Worksheets to  draw
  • Write and trace
  • And a blank sheet for more fun!

See below how to download our gift to you 🙂

Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable


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  • March 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Wow, I’m reading this while having a snowstorm. Looking forward to being able to actually see bugs (don’t remind me that I said this). Thanks for this free printable and great activity! As always, thanks for linking up at the #homeschoollinkup!

    • March 6, 2015 at 9:28 PM

      Oh Lisa, I feel for you and everyone freezing in the snow! Spring is just around the corner 🙂
      Hopefully any bugs you will see will be outside your house 😉

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  • March 3, 2015 at 4:02 AM

    Wow great idea. Bug hunting is the best and whilst we haven’t quite reached that age yet we won’t be far behind. Lovely post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  • March 1, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    This is a great resource that has me super excited for Spring and my growing toddler! As a past elementary teacher whom is now staying home, I get really giddy when I realize that I will be able to do these fun things with my kids one day soon. I am so glad you linked up at #meetupmonday last week; I can’t wait to follow you more! Thanks!

    • March 4, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      I’m so glad you all find the Bug Hunt Guide useful My little one had a blast!
      I hope you all enjoy it with your Kiddos:)

  • March 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    What a great resource – I do love a good printable – and this is really lovely…and a great way to keep kinds entertained on those trips outdoors as well. Thanks so much for linking up to the parenting pin it party.

  • March 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Great idea. We love bug hunts both in the garden and when out and about.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  • February 27, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    This is an awesome activity! Kids love to explore bugs. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  • February 27, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    What a great resource! Pinned it to my nature board and #SmallVictoriesSunday board (thanks for linking up!)

  • February 26, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    What a fun activity. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad. I also pinned to my homeschooling broad.

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    This is a great activity to do with young kids! Love the printables. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to do it (I’m looking out the window at 6 inches of snow right now). Thank you for sharing this and for linking it up at the This Is How We Roll Thursday party.

  • February 26, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    My babies will love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I am not sure who will love this more, my daughters or my sons.

  • February 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Great article. My kids love bugs. We haven’t tried tasking them with research about bugs though and they would love that. Especially with the microscope our oldest got for Christmas.

  • February 24, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    How cute is this?? I take my kids hiking quite a bit in the summer, and it would be so fun to take these printables along to keep track of what they find.

  • February 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Oh, I love this! I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to do these kinds of activities. 🙂 With spring almost here, this one would be perfect…Thanks for sharing! Pinning this one!
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  • February 24, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Thanks for sharing! I particularly like the book list and resources.. I always appreciate that with an activity or unit. I subscribed. 🙂 – Kim @

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Such a neat idea! Can’t wait for warmer weather to gather the neighborhood kiddos and have a bug hunt play date! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    What a fun activity when the weather starts to get nice again. I know for sure my almost-6-year old would be all over this, and my 11-year-old might enjoy it too (depends on the day with that one, gotta love tweens!). Totally downloading, and thank you for sharing!

  • February 23, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Such a cute idea! Can’t wait to try it out with my little one!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  • February 23, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    What cute printables- I know my kids would have a blast with these! Pinning so I can print them out as soon as the weather warms up!

  • February 23, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Thank you for the fun downloads, I can’t wait to use them with my kids. I found you on the Meet Up Monday Linky Party. Thank you for sharing this awesome Post.

  • February 23, 2015 at 5:28 AM


    Thanks for this activity. I’m always looking for fun things to do outside & my son loves bugs!


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