Great actvities & centers to use when studying ladybugs!
Ladybug Literature List
Ladybug Writing Station Words: Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Earth Day Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“All About Ladybugs” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write a fact about a ladybug. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“Our Favorite Bugs” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them name and write about their favorite bug.. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Student Booklet &Worksheets:
“Ladybugs Fact Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet about ladybugs. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each ladybug page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly: Students will fill in the diagram to show the life cycle of a ladybug.
“Ladybugs Organizers: After reading the books “Ladybugs” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about Ladybugs. Students must include a topic and concluding sentences about Ladybugs. At the bottom of the sheet students write out their facts and conclusion into sentences to make a paragraph. This paragraph can be typed up to make a classroom book or a student display.
Ladybugs & Bees Venn Diagram: Students compare and contrast the two bugs Ladybugs & Bees. This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.
“Something That Bugs Me!” Story: Students write a story about what really bugs them. using the story sheets provided.
Fact Family Ladybug Art Project: Copy and assemble Ladybugs with their Fact Family Sheet using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Ladybugs in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
Ladybug Word Game: Students insert vowel ladybugs (a, e, i, o & u) onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in this resource.
Ladybug Roll It! Read It Short Vowel Sounds: Two game cards with words for Short Vowel Sounds of a, e, i, o & u; Students roll one dice and read the words or sentences in the row they have rolled.
Ladybug Real & Nonsense Words: Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. Student reads words and decides whether it is a real word or nonsense words. Child checks with partner or group to make sure he/she is accurate. Child writes or places words on t-chart on white board or use sheet provided in this resource (each student may have a sheet or you could use one sheet for the whole game). The next person takes a turn. Play until all cards have been used.
Ladybug Roll & Bump Games: Roll two or three number cubes and add those numbers. Cover that space with your marker. You can bump your partner’s color and take their space! If you cover a space with two markers stacked on top of each other, you lock that space and can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their markers first is the winner!
Ladybug Addition & Subtraction Facts Clip Game: Children read the number sentence and find the answer to each number sentence., making sure to look at the addition or subtraction sign. Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of the number sentence. Note: I put a little sticker on the back of the card indicating the correct answer so students can self correct.
Ladybug Number Roll: One Die--Taking turns, children roll 1 die and cover or color a monster in the square above that number of dots. The first person to reach the top of any column wins the game! Two Dice--Taking turns, children roll 2 dice and cover or color a monster in the square above that number of dots. The first person to reach the top of any column wins the game! There is a black and white page for copying.
Kids have fun while learning about ladybugs!