Category Archives: Bugs and Insects

Bugs and Insects Preschool Theme Complete!

I have finished creating the Bugs and Insects Preschool Theme!  I am excited about the materials in them and am looking forward to working on them with my daughter and friends!  The five lessons are meant to fill about three … Continue reading

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Insects and Bugs–Introduction-Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group:  A Bug Field-trip. Take the kiddos outside and find bugs.  As they find bugs, draw a picture or brief sketch of each bug type on a sketchbook page.  When you are finished bring the page … Continue reading

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Butterflies Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Bring children to school table full of books and pictures about butterflies.  Ask them to figure out what the lesson is about.  Ask them what they know about butterflies.  Are they insects?  How can you … Continue reading

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Spiders Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Show several large pictures of spiders (a library book may help) and discuss observations.  Some spiders hunt for their food, some jump, some spin webs, and some dig trap holes!  Are spiders insects?  Why not?  … Continue reading

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Bees and Wasps Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Show the kiddos a bee or wasp you have caught in a mason jar or other large glass jar.  Discuss the body parts you can see and review why it is an insect.  Ask if … Continue reading

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Ants Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Whole Group: Go outside and find ants.  Scoop some ants and a little dirt into a glass container for observation.  If you have a large group, scoop a few ants into several glass containers (like jam or … Continue reading

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