Learning about Bugs – Insect activities for toddlers

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My toddler and I are learning about bugs this month. I wanted to share these insect activities for toddlers that we enjoyed. We’re always looking for simple things that make learning more fun!

Pollinating Bees

We went to a fun insect program at our local nature center last week. She got to become a bee and helpful pollinate the flowers! Little yellow pom poms were the pollen and they were collected in a bottle in the center of a flower. It was a great interactive idea for a large group of toddlers!

Ladybug Craft

We also decorated Ladybugs with spots of all colors (because black is boring!) I just cut out the circle, added the face, and let her decorate.

Ladybug Craft for toddlers

Tracing the Path of the Bug

I made this fun worksheet for my daughter to trace lines. We just did it with our fingers, but you could also use a crayon or marker.

Path of the bug

You can download it here.

More Insect Activities for Toddlers

We used this Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide for these next ideas. It is full of activities for toddlers organized by topic. I highly recommend it for toddler parents!

Insect activities for toddlers

Identifying Bugs
This is a great sorting activity where my daughter was able to identify which of the pictures were bugs. We chose to glue them on, but you could easily sort into a cup if your child doesn’t use glue!

Counting Caterpillars
This was a great counting activity. My daughter loves anything that lets her use her do-a-dot markers!

Making Butterflies
We used cardboard and tissue paper to make a butterfly. There’s a great activity idea in the Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide where you can use a balloon to make your butterfly take flight!

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Bug Activities For Toddlers

Here’s another fun hand print spider craft that I did with my son a few years ago.

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