Learning While At Play Series
Fun With A Message BUG HUNT
Fun Kids Activity With FREE PRINTABLE included!
Have fun with the kids on a Bug Hunt!
Now that we are starting to enjoy the beautiful weather there is nothing better than getting outdoor and exploring with the kiddos. 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.
This week we went on a Bug Hunt right in our own backyard but you can go to a park nearby or 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!
Learning While At Play
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!).
- 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.
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.
A great resource to use to teach kids about observation & exploration is:
To learn more about bugs, checkout these books:
(Click on each image)
Fun books about bugs:
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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!
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