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Creative Insect STEM Activities for Kids

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Learning about bugs? These insect STEM activities for kids teach kids the basics about bug anatomy, insect life cycles, and more all using STEM insect activities to boost science learning and education!

This has been a weird spring for us. Normally by the middle of April, we’re able to start swimming, but this year, spring has hardly begun and temperatures have been mild.

We’ve been celebrating the season anyway by doing a lot of STEM activities for kidsexploring nature, and learning about bugs.

Learn more about bugs, insects, and other invertebrates with insect  STEM activities covering entomology science projects.

Fun Insect STEM Activities that Kids Love!

I like to bring fun STEM elements into any science discussion that we have when possible. These insect STEM activities fit these criteria perfectly!

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Bug STEM Activities Supplies

Use these supplies to make learning about bug easier!

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Bug BookThe Bug BookThe Bug BookThe Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzNational Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzNational Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzBugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Big Book of BugsBig Book of BugsBig Book of Bugs

 

STEM Insect Activities for the Classroom

Use these insect STEM activities to learn about bugs and insects this spring!

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Insect Science Activities for Preschool

Preschoolers will have a blast with these bug STEM activities!

Buggy Do a Dot Printables

A lot of preschoolers are obsessed with do-a-dot activities. I love this set with bugs. 

Butterfly Counting

Bo loves pretending to count and opening things, so she would be all over this butterfly activity.

bug activities for preschoolers

Caterpillar Counting

Bo would love counting the different links on this pool-noodle caterpillar. 

Printable Insect Unit Study

I love the extra printables included with this study! There are so many creative ideas in this study.

Insects Activities for Kindergarten

insect stem activities for kindergarten

Try these STEM insect activities in kindergarten.

Printable Bug Activity Sheets

These printable bug activity sheets are perfect for spring STEM centers and learning about insects.

Insect Printables Pack

I love printable packs with multiple pages, like this insect printable pack, becuase my kids suffer from a bit of worksheet ADD. They need more pages to hold their interest! Plus, I can have a sheet, too!

Ladybug Counting Game

Another game for Monkey and Bo to play together. They would love counting the fuzzy dots together.

Exploring Real Bugs

A lot of bug projects don’t use real bugs (and for good reason), but sometimes, you just have to look at real bugs! I love how Amy turned real bugs into a learning experience for her children.

Build an Insect World

If playing with real bugs makes you squemish, build this faux insect world instead!

Insect Activities for Elementary Students

Elementary students will enjoy these bug STEM activities!

3D Monarch Butterfly Model

Elementary kids will love building a 3D model of a Monarch butterfly!

Ladybug Life Cycle

I love simple projects that kids can complete without realizing they are learning anything. These ladybug life cycle pages fit the bill perfectly!

Insect Classification

A lot of ways to learn about insects and bugs focus on younger kids, but older kids like Monkey will also enjoy more complicated projects, like this version of insect classification.

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Bottle Top Bugs

I love how adorable these little bugs are. We need to save up some bottle tops so we can make our own little buggy pets!

DIY Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are a great way to study bugs up close. I could see Monkey and Bo spending hours examining little bugs at the hotel.

Grasshopper Unit Study

Grasshoppers aren’t as popular as some of the other bugs. This unit study focuses just on them.

Insects Unit Study

For older kids like Monkey, there is so much to learn about insects! This unit study offers dozens of ways to use bugs for education.

Bug Choice Chambers

These bug choice chambers make your bug study full of science and math!

Learn Ant Anatomy

We had a lot of fun when learning about ant anatomy. This lesson is inspiring me to go over it again.

Creepy Crawly Unit Study

This bug unit study is Montessori-inspired. 

Ant Mazes

I love the creativity in these ant maze printables. A great way to hone fine motor skills!

Insect Books for Kids

We love these books for learning about bugs and insects!

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Bug BookThe Bug BookThe Bug BookThe Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)The Big Book of Bugs (The Big Book Series)National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzNational Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzNational Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You BuzzBugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector!Big Book of BugsBig Book of BugsBig Book of Bugs

 

What is your favorite way to learn about insects and bugs?

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