This is a pack of 21 BLANK (black and white) hand-drawn insects. They are full-page printable worksheets that can be used for hundreds of ideas in your classroom, across all grades and subjects! The insects are drawn realistically, rather than in a cartoon fashion.
Check out the previews on the right and scroll down for a few ideas of how to use these templates in your classroom. These would be fun and meaningful activities to incorporate into a Science, Social Studies, or Language Arts unit on insects! What fun coloring sheets as well!
Language Arts: Write a story or poem inside or around the insect. Use the insect as an illustration in your own book. Do a research project on the animal and use the printable as a note-taking sheet.
Science: Label the parts of the insect. Draw the insect's habitat. Write details in or around the insect about the lifestyle and eating habits. Create a food chain using several insects and string.
Social Studies: Research the current topics around your insect. Is it frequently in the news? Being used to help society in some way? Endangered? Create a large habitat mural and allow students to place the insects in the correct section of the habitat (trees, ground, air, etc.)
Art: Explore different art materials to create texture and shading.
Math: Take a poll to see which insect is the class favorite (or least favorite!). Use the insect printouts to make a giant bar graph. Use multiple printouts to represent proportions and ratios (ex 1 ant to every 8 bumblebees).
Classroom: Determine each student's favorite insect, write his/her name on the insect, and place it on the desk as a name plate.
I love drawing. If you see there is an insect that you REALLY want that is not included in this pack, please just let me know and I will be happy to add it for you.
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