From insect crafts and themed activities to fun facts and games, these preschool insect theme printables are a great way to make learning fun! These free preschool printables and fun insect activities are a great addition to any lesson plans for young children.
Insect Math Activities
Practice different math skills with these insect themed activities.
Free printable Insect Dice Game for Preschoolers is awesome for counting, visual discrimination, tracking, and number recognition. Plus there is a free printable Insect Characteristics chart for preschoolers. This bug math activity will have your bug lovers having a great time playing again and again trying to roll the correct number.
Bug Play Dough Mats from Modern Preschool – This is a great activity for kids that love to create with play dough. There are different ways to use this printable pack.
Catch a Bug Color and Counting Game from Picklebums is so much fun!
Bugs in a Jar Counting Game from The Measured Mom – What a fun way to practice counting.
Printable Insects Puzzles from Passionate Homeschooling
Insect Alphabet Activities
These alphabet activities reinforce literacy concepts, such as letter recognition, uppercase letters and lowercase letters, and so much more. Use these fun bug activities in literacy centers or busy bags.
Bee Alphabet Sorting – Sort the bumble bees onto the matching hive.
Caterpillar Letter Matching – These free printables also go well with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Bug Alphabet Hunt from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Fly Swatter Letters Activity from ABCs of Literacy is great for active kids! Swat the bug card with the letter you are looking for.
Scavenger Hunt from No Time for Flashcards
Alphabet Ants Letter Formation Activity from Life Over Cs
More Free Bug Printables
Insect Shadow Matching goes great with all preschool bug activities!
Bug Color Matching is a popular activity for color recognition and Memory games.
Butterfly Color Matching – Match the butterfly to its leaf.
Bug Dot Marker Pages from 3 Dinosaurs includes lots of free insect printables to use with dot markers.
Life Cycle of a Spider – Make a lapbook about spiders or use different parts of this printable that interest your child.
FREE Insect Characteristics Card for Preschoolers – Hunt for bugs and decide if they are insects or not insects based on the characteristics.
Butterfly Matching Game from PreKinders – Use this printable for matching or to play a game of Memory.
Ant Cutting Strips from Living Montessori Now – Print onto card stock and start cutting. Great for practicing scissor skills.
3-Part Cards to enhance literacy skills from Mama’s Happy Hive. I adore the beautiful pictures of the insects.
Insect Fact Cards for Kids from Stay at Home Educator that include so many interesting facts about insects!
Make an Insect Sensory Bin
Photo from Fun with Mama
Make a sensory tub with a bug theme in a few simple steps. Add plastic insects and tweezers or bug catchers (affiliate links) to a base of rice, beans, yarn, pom poms, or sand. This will provide hours of creative fun and strengthen fine motor skills.
Bug Crafts for any Bug Lover
Paper Plate Ladybug Craft – A paper plate ladybug that can move its wings, love it!
Toilet Paper Tube Ladybug Craft – A simple craft using a toilet paper tube and markers.
Triangle Insects Crafts (different kinds of bugs all starting with a triangle including honey bees and grasshoppers) from In the Bag Kids Crafts
Clothes Pin Dragonfly Craft from Crafty Morning are adorable to make and fly around together.
Egg Carton Bugs Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – I love all crafts from recycled materials. This craft is a fantastic opportunity to let kids make all sorts of insects (real and invented).
Crawling Spider Activity from Mom Brite – This is so cool how it integrates Science and crafting into one activity!
So many insect themed printables to try! Which will you try first with your young learner?