Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS

Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
Teaching with TOOBS: INSECTS
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TOOB® miniature figures are a great way to incorporate learning through play; and these Teaching with TOOBs: Insects games highlight the animal class of insects (in English and Spanish), as well as important literacy and math skills. Each of my Teaching with TOOBs sets includes…

  • Photo Matching Game: Instead of a straight “matching the figure to a picture of the figure” approach, I use colorful photos of the animal or object to target the critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting. I’ve included two versions of the matching game—one in English and one with Spanish names.
  • Roll and Cover Addition Game: Children roll the dice and cover the answer/photo with the matching TOOB figure. One mat can be used to play independently or with a partner. Several children can play if you have a collection of game mats and figures. The first one to cover all of their photos wins. I’ve included two versions of the addition game—one in English and one with Spanish names.

The Insects set also includes this additional resource:

  • Four-Part Game Cards: Create multiple games with this set that includes a name, photo, beginning sound, and fun fact card for each insect. Match figures to names, fact cards to photos, figures to fact cards, and so on.

Insect Vocabulary Enrichment Words:

ant, bee, blue butterfly, caterpillar, cockroach, dragonfly, grasshopper, housefly, ladybug, praying mantis, red butterfly

Targeted Skills:

  • Identifying insects
  • Matching animals and their characteristics
  • Identifying beginning sounds
  • Adding numbers with sums from 2-12

Sample Pages: Please see the preview for sample pages. For those who may not be familiar with Safari TOOBs, I’ve also included “What, Why, and Where to Buy” information page in the preview.

Technical Info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip drive, and are illustrated with high-definition photographs. For best results, duplicate the activities on cardstock, photo, or similar heavy paper; and laminate.

NOTE: I didn’t use the centipede, spider, or scorpion figures, since they are not insects. You can save them to sort by insect/non-insect or add them to a sensory box


Related Resources:

Animal Classes for PK-1: Incredible Insects (Cut-and-Glue Science)

Animal Classes for K-3: What Is an Insect? (Cut-and-Glue Science)

Butterfly or Moth? (Cut-and-Glue Science)


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