New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity

New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
New Zealand Native Bugs - writing and craft activity
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A fun writing and craft activity about New Zealand native bugs.

INCLUDED:

  • Teacher notes
  • 23 bug-in-a-jar templates
  • 5 different writing templates

WRITING TEMPLATES:

  • Profile
  • Cinquain Poetry - 5 or 7 lines
  • Report - 4 sections: diet, habitat, behaviour, predators/threats
  • 4 Sections - write 4 facts
  • Lined

The Profile (as shown on the cover image above) looks at:

  • Name (eg Walter the Wētā)
  • Address (eg 16 Rotten Log Lane)
  • Age (eg 8 years and 3 months)
  • Favourite Food (eg Lichen and leaf pizza)
  • Favourite Pastime (eg Chewing on bark)
  • Favourite Feature (eg Ears on my front legs)
  • Worst Enemy (eg Harry the Hedgehog)
  • Future Dream (eg Climb to the top of a Kauri tree)

Great for learning in the Science Curriculum (Living World) and during times such as NZ Conservation Week.

THE BUGS:

  • Native Bee
  • Giant Centipede
  • Chorus Cicada
  • Cockroach
  • NZ Bush Giant Dragonfly
  • Flax Snail
  • Tunnel Web Spider
  • Glow Worm
  • Huhu Beetle & Grub
  • Katipō Spider
  • Katydid
  • Kauri Snail
  • Leaf-Veined Slug
  • Mānuka Chafer Beetle
  • Orange-Spotted Ladybird
  • Peripatus / Velvet Worm
  • Praying Mantis
  • Pūriri Moth
  • Red Admiral Butterfly
  • Slater / Woodlouse
  • Stick Insect
  • Wētā
  • Earthworm

Colour the bug and add a background if you wish (eg, log, leaf, flower, soil). Cut and join back-to-back with the writing template (thin cardboard and glue; or laminate). Punch a hole in the top, add string and hang.

The English and Māori name are written beneath the bug.

Made on A4 size paper.

Keywords: minibeasts, critters, creepy crawlies, insects, bugs, Aotearoa.

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© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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