Insect Fun In Kindergarten

My kids love to learn about bugs and insects! This week that is our focus. We are only two days in, but we have accomplished a lot. Take a look to see what we are doing.

We began our week by learning about bugs in general. We learned that insects have six legs, 2 antenna, and an exoskeleton. I created this emergent reader to teach my kids about insects. Anything that I can do to keep them reading seems to help.

We also looked at insects beneath a microscope.

Our focus for today was ladybugs. We read these two books. They were a big hit!

We created these ladybugs using a template that I created. It is amazing how they can all use the same pieces but still end up with a different looking creation.

We studied the life cycle of a ladybug. It has several stages to go through before it becomes a full size bug.

I created this book that gives facts about ladybugs by having the students see what their life would be like if they were a ladybug.

We brainstormed about what we learned about ladybugs. This was our pre-writing!

We finished up by writing a sentence about ladybugs.

This is the template that we use for our ladybug craft.

We also spent a day learning about bees. This is the book that I introduced our topic with. I really liked this one. This would make a great addition to a classroom library.

After reading we completed our bubble map together as a class.

We then created these cute little bees and wrote about them.

These activities came out of my insects unit that I created for Kindergarten. I will keep posting pics as we complete them each day. Thanks for looking!

Crystal McGinnis