My Bug Book Printable

Activity for ages 3 to 8.

Kids love getting outside and observing nature in action. This free bug book printable is a wonderful way to keep track of what they see and learn. Just like our other kids’ science activities, it’s a quick prep, engaging afternoon project.


Getting Ready

Assembling the free bug book was quick and easy!

I printed the pages on regular copy paper {HERE} and grabbed a pencil, crayons, clipboard and stapler.

My students cut around the pages, being careful not to cut off the tabs.

Free Bug Book

They colored each tab a different color.

Free Bug Book!! Fun kids' science project.

We clipped the pages to a clipboard, grabbed a pencil and went outside for a bug hunt. Each time they found a new bug, I helped my kids write the name on a side tab: ladybug, beetle, ant…

It was easier to write in all of their observations before assembling the book, so we finished up our record keeping before heading back inside to staple the pages together.

I helped kids fold the cover page in half to make a book. Since the pages were already numbered, we just put them in order inside the cover. Then I placed three staples vertically aligned on the left side patterned binder edge.

Free Bug Book!! Fun kids' science project. Make the book and head outside.

Viola! Our bug book was complete.

More Science Fun

Do your young scientists love science too? Try out even more of our fun kids’ science activities! Test what will melt in the sun, make worm observations, and discover how to pick up ice with a string.

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  1. Gale

    Very cute! I love this! I especially love that it can be used for any bugs, not just specific ones.

    • Michelle Reynolds

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad that you enjoyed it. 🙂

  2. Holly Dutta

    Great for community centres like us where buying is limited. Thank You

    • Ashley

      You are very welcome! Hope you enjoy 🙂
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador


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