21 Cool Bug Activities for Kids

Activities for ages 3 to 8.

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.

21 super cool bug activities for kids

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

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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

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Decorate some beautiful bug playdough mats. // Picklebums

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

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

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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

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Sort bugs by type. // PreKinders

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

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

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

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Swat some sight word bugs. // Kindergarten Rocks

IMG_0591 (1)Read 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

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

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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-Then play a fun ladybug roll and cover addition game. // The Measured Mom

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

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