Toddlers love bugs. I have often thought about what it is about bugs that interest children so much, and I think it’s that they are so accessible. No matter where you live, you live near some bugs. These bug activities were all done with at least one of my children when they were a toddler. For me, that is from about 18 months until 3, but these activities would be fun for older kids too. It’s easy to find books about bugs for toddlers as well; this is my favorite! You can find more of my favorites in this book list about bugs.
Bug Activities For Toddlers
This butterfly craft is also a great sensory activity for toddlers.
Work on developing your toddler’s visual discrimination with one of my favorite bug activities for toddlers.
Sing and learn all about ladybugs with this cute little spring song.
I mean it’s worm painting? This is definitely going to be one of your toddler’s favorite bug activity.
Paper Plate Butterfly
A classic bug craft with a twist!
Playdough Bug Fossils
Just let them explore – this is one of my favorite bug activities for toddlers at home.
Letter B Bee
Make a letter B and learn while you do.
Coffee Filter Snails
How cute are these?
Indoor Bug Hunt
Move and groove while working on color-matching skills.
Spider Web Gross Motor Activity
This one is super fun at Halloween but works all year round!
You made a B why not a C now?
Bugs in the muck
Explore and chill out with this simple sensory play.
Paper Plate Ladybug
OK this is an iconic craft and an absolute MUST-do bug activity for toddlers!
Color Matching Butterflies
Bug Painting For Toddlers
Who says you need a brush?
Playdough Bug Sculptures
Create your own bugs!
Egg Carton Caterpillar
Excuse me but every childhood needs at least one experience with this classic craft.
Paper Plate Spider
Easy and great for using up those last few paper plates after a party.
Hand Print Butterfly
Need more bug activities for older kids?
These bug activities are perfect for 4-6 year olds. Check them out here.