These insect theme printables are all fun and engaging activities for your math and literacy centers this spring. There are 11 insect math activities, 8 insect literacy activities, an insect craft, visual discrimination puzzles and a caterpillar building cards. As you can tell, it is jam-packed with lots of learning!
Insect Theme Printables
The bundle includes 120 pages of hands-on activities that your kids will love. Many of them include sensory components and fine motor components that will keep the kids engaged and having fun.
There are a wide variety of levels and differentiation throughout the pack so that you can tailor it to meet the needs of individual learners.
I have a look through all of the activities included in the insect theme pack below!
Swat the Letter Activity
Our favorite way to play is with alphabet dice. Roll the dice and swat the letter that matches. My kids love this version!
Children can also use the fly swatters to swat the matching lowercase or uppercase letters. Or use the ladybug letter sounds cards and swat the letter that matches the sound. Children can also build names and swat each letter while saying it. They can even build CVC words and swat each letter while saying the sound it makes in the word.
Swat the Number Activity
Roll 1 dice and swat the number you land on. Even better, roll two dice, add them together and swat the number. Kids love using the swatters!
Ladybug Name Activity
Write names on the leaf with dry-erase marker and kids can build their name by using the alphabet ladybugs on the leaf building mat. We use velcro dots for an added sensory experience.
Find and Color the Letter Bug
Put the bug beginning sound cards in a bin of black beans, add a few toy bugs and invite your kids to dig in and learn! Children will find a card, determine which letter makes the beginning sound, and color the corresponding bug on their sheet. This continues until they find all the sounds!
Roll and Color the Bug
Children will roll a dice and color the corresponding bug on the sheet. Increase the difficulty by using the second sheet and two dice. Children will add the numbers together and color the bug on the sheet.
Caterpillar Counting Sticks
Glue pom poms to large craft sticks and match the numbered caterpillar heads to the correct caterpillar stick.
Caterpillar Word Building Mats
This editable mats make learning to build words so much fun! Use them to work on CVC/CVCC/CCVC words or sight words. Type in any words you would like to work on, as long as they are 4 letters or less in length! This also includes almost all of the blends and digraphs.
Butterfly Egg Counting Cards
Children will make tiny yellow balls out of play dough (these represent butterfly eggs) and count them out on the leaf cards. Cards include numbers 1-20.
Letter Formation Cards
Use these letter formation cards with a sand writing tray. We like to use black sand and include a bug or two. You can also laminate the cards and write on them.
Caterpillar Pattern Strips
Children will use craft pom poms to complete the pattern on each card. There are many different kinds of patterns included.
Insect Word Cards
These beautiful word cards can be put in your writing center where children can practice writing words and the letters in them. The realistic looking pictures will really capture their attention!
Insect Addition and Subtraction Mats
These fun mats will make learning addition and subtraction a fun hands-on activity! Plus, they get added practice with writing equations.
Ladybug Shape Play Dough Cards
Grab the play dough and invite the kids to build shapes on these awesome ladybug play dough mats!