Looking for some cool bug activities to try with your kids? These 21 creepy crawly math, literacy and craft projects are sure to be a hit. Whether you’re looking for new ideas for an insect unit or you just want to step up the fun factor, we hope you love these 21 cool bug activities as much as we do.

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Preschoolers will love practicing counting and number recognition with these awesome number cards.

Free Bug Number Cards

Play in a bug hunt sensory bin. // Mama Miss

Activities for Kids

Grab a bag of dollar store plastic bugs and sort them by color and legs.

Colorful Bug Sorting MatThen play a round of Bug Bingo. // Toddler Approved

Activities for Kids

Decorate some beautiful bug playdough mats. // Picklebums


And stamp some playdough fossils. // No Time for Flashcards

bug-fossils-playdough-Activities for Kids

Practice counting with a fun round of Bugs in a Jar. // The Measured Mom


Make some crafty bug number bonds. {This one’s great for older kids!}

Fun, bug-themed way to teach kids about part-part whole numbers. {Playdough to Plato}Organize a little bug race.

Super Fun Bug Races. Awesome free printable game from Playdough to Plato

Practice counting with some adorable bumblebee clip cards. // From ABCs to ACTs


Sort bugs by type. // PreKinders

bug-math-type (1)Count and clip ladybug dots. // Natural Beach Living


Pair bugs with a matching colored leaf. // The Activity Mom


Then burn off a little extra energy with some creepy crawly action cards. // Oopsey Daisy


Swat some sight word bugs. // Kindergarten Rocks

Activities for KidsRead a batch of insect emergent reader books. // In All You Do

Free Insect and bug emergent reader books.

Match up capital and lowercase ABC ladybug spots. // I Heart Crafty Things

Ladybug-ABC-Match-1 Activities for Kids

Turn a water bottle into an awesome lightning bug. Just slide a glow stick inside to make it shine at night. // How Does She?


And whip up a batch of Band-aid lightning bugs. // No Time for Flashcards

Lightning-Bug-CraftMake some adorable fingerprint bees. // Crafty Morning

bumble-bee-fingerprint-craft-Activities for KidsThen play a fun ladybug roll and cover addition game. // The Measured Mom


That’s 21 entertaining math, literacy and craft projects in all!

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  1. Super activities and ideas. Thanks for sharing your creative brain’s work!

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