Insects -- School-age




Bugs Come Out In Spring
Tune: "When the Saints Come Marching In"

Oh when the bugs come out in spring
Oh when the bugs come out in spring
I want to be outside watching
When the bugs come out in spring
I'll see some crawl; I'll see some fly
I'll count how many go marching by
I'll watch and see how many I know
Of the bugs that come out in spring.

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Camouflage Insect

Place out a variety of materials for the children to use (egg cartons, pipe cleaners, tissue and construction paper). Have the children create an insect with the materials. When done take the insects outside and hide them. Whose insect is hardest to find? Why?


Paper Mache Insects

Make A Simple Bug Catcher

Make Your Own Compound Eye
Use egg cartons to make compound eyes.

Cool Bookmark to Print and Color

Print the game cards to play a Bug type of bingo game.

Sites to See

Gordon's Entomological
Informatin sheets on insects.

Insect Worksheets at Have Fun Teaching
Lifecycle, insect parts, and more.

Information, worksheets, color pages on insects.



Every Insect
By Dorothy Aldis

Every insect (ant, fly, bee)
Is divided into three:
One head, one chest, one stomach part.
Some have brains.
All have a heart.
Insects have no bones
No noses.
But with feelers they can smell
Dinner half a mile away.
Can your nose do half as well?
Also you'd be in a fix
With all those legs to manage:

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Buzzing Bees

Bees, Bees, Bees, Bees
Buzzing in bushes and buzzing in trees
Buzzing around, wherever they please
There's nothing so sweet
As sweet as a honey bee.

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Online Insect Jigsaw Puzzles

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