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INSECTS BUNDLE Science Math Literacy Centers & Activities for Preschool & Pre-K

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4 insects theme packs at a discounted price, also available separately. Includes written activities, hands-on centers to make, and developmentally appropriate informational printables.

Insects Overview

Moths and Butterflies


Besides the activities, songs, stories and games listed for the days, these packs include these centers and printables:


• Large manipulative pictures of insects to use for recognition, vocabulary, naming of body parts, matching and wall décor.
• Memory, matching and concentration games with insect photo flashcards
• Insect hat/crown cut and paste: “I am learning about insects”.
• Decorate insect templates with art and collage materials
• Center - Insect count and clip cards. Choose the correct set number by placing a clothes pin or a counter.
• Center – categorizing insects/not insects.
• Make an emergent reader booklet about insect characteristics: “All About Insects”
• Insect alphabet flashcards – an insect for each letter of the alphabet. Use for letter recognition and matching (2 copies).
• Insects matching cut and paste.
• Predictable reading large insect coloring pages: “I see a _____”
- Printable - Labeled insect body parts.


• Labeled moth and butterfly photos.
• Make butterfly/moth headbands.
• Alphabet upper and lower case matching games with the butterfly and flowers alphabet cards
• Arrange moths in order of size
• Dot to dot moth to 20.
• Butterfly life cycle informational printables in color and b/w.
• Butterfly life cycle - place pictures in sequential order.
• Fine motor – trace the lines from the butterflies to the flowers.
• Emergent reader: Count the colorful butterflies. 1-10. (
• Informational printables – “Butterflies are insects”. “Moths are insects”.
• Cut and paste caterpillar – cut out circles and paste on caterpillar in order 1-5.
• Match butterfly photos bingo activity
- Discuss and draw – “This is a butterfly. This is a moth”


• Ladybug stick puppet
• Ladybug large photo poster
- Life cycle poster in color to introduce topic
• Life cycle printable b/w – discuss and color.
• Put life cycle flashcards in order.
• Large ladybug dots pages in color and b/w– use for bingo daubing, one to one matching of pompoms and counters, painting with finger tips and Q-tips, writing numbers, directed coloring etc
• Center - ladybug math mats – print as many mats as you need, and write a number on each page. Children count sets of ladybugs on to the mats.
• Fine motor printable - Ladybug tracing – trace the line form each ladybug to its leaf.
• Science discussion - In winter, ladybugs hibernate in sheltered places, such as in hollow logs or under dried fallen leaves. Draw some ladybugs hibernating.
• Center – match ladybug spots to numbered leaves 0-10.
• Play dough mats. Make spots for each ladybug according to the number and 10-frame. Also, counters etc. can be placed on the 10-frame spots.
• Ladybug puzzle – print 2 copies on cardstock. Cut up one and match to the other.
• Ladybug alphabet flashcards upper case – use for recognition, matching (2 copies), room décor.
- Counting rhyme printable to "read" and draw. Also, 5 ladybug manipulatives to use with the counting rhyme, in color and b/w.
- Colorful Color Words Ladybugs –use for color and color name recognition, matching and sorting (print several copies, and taping to matching items in the room. Or hide them outdoors.


• Photos of bees, hives and honey.
- Craftivity to make to go with rhyme "Here is the Beehive".
• Printable: Match bees to flowers – one to one correspondence. Vocabulary “more” and “less”.
• Emergent reader: “The Busy Bee” Recognize and name some other insects.
• Printable: Bees are helpful in our world because they cross pollinate plants
• Printable: Each hive has a Queen Bee, and she is the only bee that can lay eggs.
• Coloring page – “We can eat honey”.
• Center: Match numbers cards to sets of bees flying around a hive 0-10.
• Bee math mats – print as many hive mats as you need, and write a number on each page. Children count sets of bees on to the mats.
• Make a “I like bees” cut and paste hat.
• Center: Match 10-frames cards to children with numbers 0-10
• Center: Match bees and flowers rhyming word pairs cards (12 pairs)
- Bee/insect body characteristics poster in color and b/w
- Bee life cycle poster in color and b/w
- Set of large labeled vocabulary flashcards about bees
- Discuss and draw: “Me and a bee”. Talk about some of the differences (and similarities) when comparing a person and a bee.

Pre-K Theme for a Day is a series of mini teaching topics that are focused towards preschool and Pre-K learners. Although the activities are written to cover one full day of activities and related games, centers and other printables, there are enough ideas to extend the theme longer if needed.

Instantly ready to use. Very few additional items are needed to present the activities besides basic art supplies and cardstock. Use the centers from year to year. This series of teaching units saves time and money, and all activities are solidly supported by the foundational concepts leading to the Common Core Kindergarten standards. You can slide a unit effortlessly into your usual curriculum lesson plans when you are in a hurry, or you can use the units as a central focus of your curriculum.

The learning areas included are:

• A Spark! Activity to ignite interest in the topic
• Large group learning time
• Discovery centers
• Music and movement
• A story suggestion
• Small group game, and a
• Record and remember activity

All the printables needed are included – click on the activity description to go to the related printables.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to click on the PREVIEW link to see MANY pages, and to make sure this is the educational level you are looking for.

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