It’s that time of year again, time to start planning for bug themed crafts and activities for your preschool classroom. I love bugs because it’s so easy for us to go outside and see some, they are relevant and familiar for every student. They are also super fun to learn about in all different ways. Here are some of my recent favorite bug crafts and activities for PreK.
Bug Themed Literacy Activities
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Missing Letter Game
We do missing letter games weekly in my class, and the students not only love playing but they are also learning through play.
Turn your students’ names into caterpillars with these fun literacy centered bug crafts for Prek .
Alphabet Bug Hunt
Get moving and learning with this great printable bug hunt!
Bug Crafts & Actvities for PreK
Paper Plate Snail
This snail craft is inspired by Henri Matisse.
This is a favorite free choice art invitation in my PreK classroom. I pope out some dot stickers and invite my students to creat their own bugs.
I love these lightening bugs aka fireflies! How cute are they and trust me your students will love making the out of band-aids!
This activity works on hand strength as well as other fine motor skills your students need for eventual handriting and self-help skills.
Spider Prints with Pool Noodles!
Don’t wait until Halloween to explore spiders with your class.
See so many more bug crafts here!
Bug Themed Math Activities for PreK
Roll & Dot Lady Bug Math Tray
You can use buttons or laminate the printable and draw them on!
Ant Math Cards
You don’t need to have plastic ants for this activity. You can use dried black beans, coins, buttons, pom-poms. Use what you have! Print out the cards here.
Mini Eraser Graphing Mats for Math Centers ( free printables)
Roll & cover Beehive Math Tray ( free printable)
You can use yellow pom poms for this bug themed math activity if you can’t find bee mini erasers.
Teresa Lewis says
Wonderful crafts and games offered.
My lesson is “Springtime” and I was looking for some different games and art to do this year. Thank you for sharing.
Teresa Lewis, North Drive Elementary School
Prek teacher, Goldsboro, NC
Allison McDonald says