50 Activities for Playing and Learning with Insects!

Do you know any kids who love bugs and all things creepy crawlie?! Here are over 50 fantastic activity ideas for keeping kids busy with their favourite topic, from art and crafts, to learning activities, tasty snacks and really icky sensory play! 

[Conker/ Chestnut Spiderweb Weaving: The Imagination Tree]

Learning Activities:

[Top to bottom, left to right]

Learning with The Very Noisy Cricket [The Educator’s Spin on It]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Storytelling [The Imagination Tree]

Incy Wincy Singing Song Sheet [The Imagination Tree]

The Very Noisy Cricket I- Spy Jar [The Golden Gleam]

Bug Spotter Sticks [Sun Hats and Wellie Boots]

Name Caterpillars [No Time for Flashcards]

Art and Craft:


Handprint Bee [Red Ted Art]

Blotto Painted Bugs [The Chocolate Muffin Tree guest post on The Imagination Tree]

Egg Carton Spider [Creekside Learning]

Miss Muffet [Toddler Approved]

Spider Web Canvas Art [Sun Hats and Wellie Boots]

Glow in the Dark Spiderweb [Living Life Intentionally]

Spider Craft [NurtureStore]

Fingerpaint Ladybirds [Rainy Day Mum]
Wire Dragonflies [Sun Hats and Wellie Boots]

Spider Pumpkins [Here Come the Girls]

Design a Spider Prompt [Little Wonders Days]

Spider Masks [Creative Family Fun]

[Centre] The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Collage [The Imagination Tree]

Science Activities:


Lay a Sheet and Shake a Tree [Wildlife Fun 4 Kids]

Choice Chambers [Science Sparks]

Insect Mirror Discovery Box [Sun Hats and Wellie Boots]

Make a Light Up Bug [Mama Smiles]

Sensory Play:

[Top to bottom, left to right]

Jelly(o) Worms [Taming the Goblin]

Bug Slime Spaghetti [The Imagination Tree]

Spider Cider [Momma’s Fun World]

Butterfly Sensory Tub [No Time for Flashcards]

Spiders and Snakes Sand Tray [My Buddies and I]

Bug Sensory Bin [Smiling Like Sunshine]

Frozen Bugs [Exploring Stories]

Motor Skills:

[Top to bottom, left to right]

Silky Spiderweb Weaving and Snipping [Boy Mama Teacher Mama]

Spider Web Gross Motor Game [No Time for Flashcards]

Fine Motor Paper Plate Spider [Momma’s Fun World]

Hula Hoop Spiderweb [Craft to Art]

Spider Web Obstacle Course [Wildlife Fun for Kids]


[Top to bottom, left to right]

Catching bugs [Rainy Day Mum]

Touch a Tarantula [52 Brand New]

Bug Playdate Activities [The Educator’s Spin on It]

Keeping Grasshoppers [Mommy With Selective Memory]

Watching Worms [taming the Goblin]

Studying Insect Camouflage [Mama Smiles]



Spider Cupcakes [Here Come the Girls]

The Very Quiet Cricket Breakfast [Famiglia and Seoul]

Spider Web Pancakes [Inspired Housewife]

Dirt and Worm Treats [No Time for Flashcards]

Spider Muffin Tin Lunch [JDaniel 4’s Mom]

Books and Printables:

[Top to bottom, left to right]

Minibeast Stories [The Imagination Tree]

Cricket stories  [Here Come the Girls]

Butterfly stories [Sun Hats and Wellie Boots]

Free Bug Pack [3 Dinosaurs]

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  1. says

    Ooh what a fanastic round. Love how you have grouped them all by type of activity. Thanks as always for the Bee feature. Really appreciate it :-)


  2. says

    I love bugs. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of finding them. There’s so many different varieties out there with vibrant patterns and colours. What a wonderful round up. I’ll have to set aside an hour to go through some of these. I can see my Pinterest boards being filled up as I type!