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.
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Learning While At Play Series
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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.
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!
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!).
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Fun With A Message BUG HUNT Free Printable
- 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.
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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
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!
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