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Insect Rhymes:


Ants Go Marching


Bees
flea

The Flea and the Fly


The Fly has Married the Bumblebee


Over in the Meadow


There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Insect Crafts:
Paper Plate Ladybug Puppet


A ladybug puppet made from two paper plates.
Ladybug Costume


An easy-to-make ladybug costume that is made from a large paper grocery bag.
EGG CARTON LADYBUG

Make a ladybug from an egg carton.
BUTTERFLY WINDOW HANGING


Make a butterfly window hanging using waxed paper, crayon shavings, and an iron.
PAPER PLATE BUTTERFLY PUPPET


A butterfly puppet made from two paper plates.
BALANCING BUTTERFLY


A thin cardboard butterfly that balances on its head, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.
ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY


A simple-to-make origami butterfly made by folding a piece of paper.
PAPER CHAIN CATERPILLAR


Make a cute caterpillar from a paper chain.
BUTTERFLY WAND


Make a butterfly wand with a popsicle stick, a pipe cleaner and a coffee filter.
EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR

Make a caterpillar from egg cartons and pipe cleaners.
LITTER BUG

An easy-to-make Litter Bug made of recycled items.
BENDABLE MAGNETIC ANIMALS AND PEOPLE


You can make simple, bendable magnetic toys using doughnut-shaped magnets and pipe cleaners.

Insect Books to Print:


The Ant and the Grasshopper: A Fable by Aesop
A Book to Print

Print the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper in rebus form online in color. The story is about a lazy grasshopper and a hard-working ant and the consequences of their actions.


The Ant and The Grasshoppper Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A tiny, printable book of the Aesop fable, The Ant and The Grasshoppper -- for early readers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in.
BUTTERFLY COLORING BOOK


A butterfly and caterpillar book you can print out and color.


Butterfly Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a butterfly, with pages on the egg, caterpillar, pupa (chrysalis), and adult.


(Painted Lady) Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).


This Butterfly...

A short printable book for early readers about colors. The pages are: This butterfly is blue, yellow, red, pink, purple, orange, green, brown, gray, stripes, and dots.


Cicada Book

A short book about the life cycle of the cicada to print (for early readers).


Insects
Tiny Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of Halloween words -- for early readers. The student cuts out the pages, staples them together, then writes each word in the tiny book. The words are: ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper, ladybug, wasp, and write another insect word.


Insect
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of insects -- for early readers. The words are: ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper, ladybug, wasp, and write another insect word.


Insect Words Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A tiny, printable book about simple words related to insects/-- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: ant, bee, beetle, dragonfly, fly, moth, and "Can you think of another insect?
INSECT COLORING BOOK


An insect book - you can print and color some of your favorite crawlers and fliers.


Ladybug Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a ladybug, with pages on the eggs, larva, pupa, and adult ladybug.


Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).


There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

A booklet to print and color.

Insect Sequencing Cards:


Ant Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the ant life cycle from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.


Butterfly Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.


Ladybug Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the ladybug from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.


Mosquito Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the mosquito from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.

Calendar to Print, Fact or Opinion, and Jokes:
BUTTERFLY CALENDAR TO PRINT


A butterfly and moth calendar you can print out and color.


Fact or Opinion? Insects

Determine if the statements are facts or opinions. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).


Fact or Opinion? Butterfly

Determine if the statements are facts or opinions. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).



Insect and Spider Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny bug jokes and riddles for kids.

Drawing Worksheets:
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Trace or Cut Out the Butterfly

Use a pencil to trace the butterfly or cut it out with a scissors. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
Draw Four

Draw Four Bugs

Draw four bugs. Below each bug, write its name.


Color the Insects on the Left or Right

Color the insects on the left or the right. For example, "Color the ant on the right brown." Items: bee, ant, moth, fly, butterfly, dragonfly, grasshopper, caterpillar, mosquito, roach. Or go to the answers.
Color words

I Can Color Insects

Color insects, including ant, beetle, caterpillar, butterfly, bee, fly, grasshopper, mosquito, dragonfly, moth.

Symmetrical Butterfly Picture: Finish the Drawing Worksheet

Finish the drawing of the butterfly around the line of symmetry. Or go to the answer page.

Circle the Symmetrical Insects Worksheet

There are many insect pictures on this worksheet. Circle the insects that are symmetrical. Or go to the answers.

Draw Lines of Symmetry for Insect Pictures

For each picture, draw the line of symmetry (if there is one). Or go to the answers.
Color words

I Can Draw Insects

Draw insects, including a roach, fly, moth, ant, caterpillar, bee, grasshopper. beetle, butterfly, gnat.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Bugs

Draw two bugs and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which bugs is scarier?"
Adjectives

Find 8 Adjectives Describing a Butterfly You Drew

Draw a butterfly. Then write eight adjectives describing your butterfly and use each adjective in a sentence.

Ladybug: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of a ladybug, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Draw and Write 3 Bugs: Printable Worksheet
Draw three of the most interesting bugs and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Insect First Letter Printouts:


The Letter A

A printout on the letter A, picturing an ant, airplane, angelfish, and apple tree.


The Letter C

A printout on the letter C, picturing a caterpillar, cat, chicken, and clock.


The Letter L

A printout on the letter L, picturing a ladybug, lion, leaf, and log cabin.


The Letter M

A printout on the letter M, picturing a moth, motorcycle, mouse, and monkey.


The Letter Y

A printout on the letter Y, picturing a yellowjacket, yak, yarn, and yak.

Spelling Worksheets and Quizzes:

What Am I? Bugs
For each insect or arachnid picture, choose the word that best describes it. Or go to the answers.

Circle words

Circle Insects

Circle 10 insects. The words are ant, moth, grasshopper, bee, caterpillar, fly, mosquito, dragonfly, ladybug, butterfly. Or go to the answers.
Match words, pictures

Match Insect Words and Pictures

Match 10 insect words to their pictures. The words are ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper, mosquito, moth. Or go to the answers.
Word Wheel

Insect Word Wheel

Make an insect word wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, eight insect words are formed, one at a time: ladybug, bee, beetle, fly, dragonfly, ant, butterfly, and cricket. The student then writes down the word wheel words and other insects.
Word Wheel

Bee Fact Wheel

Make a bee wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, bee facts and pictures are formed, one at a time, including the life cycle of bees. The student then answers questions about bees.
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Circle the Correctly-Spelled Insects

Circle the correct spelling of words for insects, and then color the picture of the words. The words are fly, bee, ant, grasshopper, beetle, dragonfly, butterfly, mosquito, caterpillar, moth.
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in insect Words

Find the missing letters in insect words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are bee, ant, butterfly, fly, dragonfly, grasshopper, caterpillar, mosquito, beetle.
Beach Words

Unscramble Insect Words

Unscramble the insect words, and then color the pictures of the words. The words are ant, bee, fly, moth, caterpillar, beetle, butterfly, dragonfly, grasshopper, mosquito.
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Picture Cloze for Insect Words - Printable Worksheet

Fill in the missing words in the text given a picture prompt, using the insect word bank. The words are: ants, bees, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, flies, grasshoppers, ladybug, mosquitoes. Go to the answers.
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Write Eight Insects

Find and write the name of eight insects. Sample answers: fly, ant, bee, roach, butterfly, moth, dragonfly, cricket.
Adjectives

Find 8 Adjectives Describing a Butterfly You Drew

Draw a butterfly. Then write eight adjectives describing your butterfly and use each adjective in a sentence.
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Insect Quiz: Grades K-1

A scavenger hunt for students in Grades K-1, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Insects in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 insects in alphabetical order. The words are: ant, bee, butterfly, cicada, cricket, earwig, fly, ladybug, moth, roach. Go to the answers.
Spelling words

Insect Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make insect-related spelling words. Words: beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, cicada, cricket, dragonfly, earwig, grasshopper, katydid, ladybug, mosquito, termite. Or go to the answers.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Insect Words

Match two syllables to make 10 insect words. The words are beetle, cricket, termite, insect, mantid, lacewing, mealworm, monarch, morpho, earwig. Or go to the answers.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Insect Words

Match three syllables to make 10 insect words. The words are dragonfly, mosquito, ladybug, walkingstick, chrysalis, grasshopper, cicada, katydid, butterfly, silverfish. Or go to the answers.
Bee Anatomy and Life Cycle: CLOZE ACTIVITY

cloze activity

Do a fill-in-the-blank activity on bees. (printable)
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Butterfly Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in the butterfly wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: "Butterflies are flying insects." Or go to the answers.
Obama code

Butterfly Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the secret message about butterflies. Answer: "Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis, going through four life stages."
Write adjectives

Write Five Adjectives Describing Insects

Write five adjectives describing the following insects: butterfly, bee, ladybug, roach.
Adjective for Each Letter

Find an Adjective plus Insect Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a phrase with an adjective and a insect-related word for each letter of the alphabet (for example, "angry ant"). Or go to a sample answer page.
Venn diagram

Insects/Things-That-Fly/Starts-With-"B" Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies insects, things that fly, and words that start with "B" by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: bat, bear, bed bug, bee, blimp, bridge, butterfly, dragonfly, flea, jet, kite, moth, plane, silverfish. Or go to the answers.
Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each Word from the Aesop Fable, The Ant and The Grasshopper

Write a sentence for each word from Aesop's fable, The Ant and The Grasshopper. Words: ant, grasshopper, work, play, idle, prepare, lazy, hungry, fable, moral.


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick a insect-related word for a fun spelling activity.

Work Bank Printouts:


List of Insect-Related Words

This is a word bank of common words related to insects.


Insect-Related Anagrams

This is a word bank of anagrams of words about insect-related words. An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, spot is an anagram of tops.

Bug Math:

Add Groups of Bugs
Printable Worksheet

Add the groups of bugs and write the answers. Or go to the answers.

Subtract Groups of Bugs
Printable Worksheet

Subtract the groups of bugs and write the answers. Or go to the answers.


Insect Math-Code Games

Do simple math problems, then do a substitution code to answer insect questions. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Early Multiplication
Adding Groups of Numbers #4

Add legs on insects and spiders to develop the idea of multiplication as the addition of groups of numbers. Or go to the answers.

Divide Bugs into Equal Groups

Divide 10 ants into 2 equal groups (10÷2=5), divide 10 moths into 5 groups (10÷5=2), then divide 12 dragonflies into 4 groups (12÷4=3). Or go to the answers.

Writing Worksheets:
rewrite the paragraph

Rewrite the Paragraph
about Butterflies

Rewrite the paragraph on the life cycle of the butterfly, correcting the capitalization and adding punctuation marks. Or go to the answers.
Finish the Sentence A

Finish the Sentence 'A'

Finish the sentence and illustrate it - A. The sentence starts, "Ants are always angry when..."
Finish the Sentence B

Finish the Sentence 'B'

Finish the sentence and illustrate it - B. The sentence starts, "Baby bugs bite because they..."
Write a story about the picture A

Picture Prompt with Ants

Write a story about the picture - A. The picture is of four ants, each carrying an acorn.
Write a story about the picture l

Picture Prompt with Ladybugs

Write a story about the picture - L. The picture shows ladybugs in a line climbing a ladder.
Describe It!

Insect: Describe It! Worksheet

Write the name of a type of insect, then answer questions about how you would describe it.


Insects: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using insect-related words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.
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Write Ten Things About Insects

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about insects (plus one thing you would like to change).
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Butterfly Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a butterfly. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It likes, It flies, It eats (nothing!), and It dreams.
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Caterpillar Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a caterpillar. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It likes, It wants, It eats, and It dreams.
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Bee Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a bee. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It likes, It flies, It eats (nothing!), and It dreams.
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Ladybug Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about ladybugs. Start each line with a letter from the word "LADYBUG."

Ladybug: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of a ladybug, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

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Ladybug Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a ladybug. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It likes, It flies, It eats, and It dreams.
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Write Ten Things About Butterflies

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about butterflies (plus one thing you would like to change).
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Insects
For each letter of the word "insects," find words and phrases that are related to or remind you of insects. Think of as many as you can.

Ladybug: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the ladybug. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Ladybug: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the ladybug. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Butterfly: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem about a butterfly inside the picture. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Butterfly: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the butterfly. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Adjectives Describing A Butterfly
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Write adjectives describing a butterfly in and around the butterfly. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
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Butterfly Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a butterfly. Start each line with a letter from the word "butterfly."

Draw and Write 3 Bugs: Printable Worksheet
Draw three of the most interesting bugs and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.



Butterfly: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the butterfly, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about butterflies. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).

Write an Animal Report:


Simple Animal Report Worksheet

Draw the animal, then write about the animal's anatomy, diet, where it lives, and interesting facts.



Animal Report Graphic Organizers Printouts
Graphic Organizers can help students think about and list the major topics that will be researched and covered in an animal report.
Word Wheel

Animal Report Wheel

Make an animal report wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. Use the wheel to write facts about the animal, including: Scientific Name, Type of Animal, Color, Size, Diet, Enemies, Habitat, Range, Life Cycle, Life Span, Endangered?, Something Interesting. Also, draw the animal on the top of the wheel. The student then writes a paragraph on interesting features about the animal.

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Write an Animal Report
Tips and guidelines for writing a great animal report (plus a rubric to evaluate your work).

Bug Math:

Add Groups of Bugs
Printable Worksheet

Add the groups of bugs and write the answers. Or go to the answers.

Subtract Groups of Bugs
Printable Worksheet

Subtract the groups of bugs and write the answers. Or go to the answers.


Insect Math-Code Games

Do simple math problems, then do a substitution code to answer insect questions. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Early Multiplication
Adding Groups of Numbers #4

Add legs on insects and spiders to develop the idea of multiplication as the addition of groups of numbers. Or go to the answers.

Divide Bugs into Equal Groups

Divide 10 ants into 2 equal groups (10÷2=5), divide 10 moths into 5 groups (10÷5=2), then divide 12 dragonflies into 4 groups (12÷4=3). Or go to the answers.

Name Tags to Print:
Morpho Butterfly Nametags

Morpho Butterfly Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight morpho butterfly nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Morpho Butterfly Nametags

Morpho Butterfly Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight morpho butterfly nametags in color on one printable page.
Monarch Butterfly Nametags

Monarch Butterfly Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight monarch butterfly nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Monarch Butterfly Nametags

Monarch Butterfly Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight monarch butterfly nametags in color on one printable page.

Insect First Letter Printouts:


The Letter A

A printout on the letter A, picturing an ant, airplane, angelfish, and apple tree.


The Letter C

A printout on the letter C, picturing a caterpillar, cat, chicken, and clock.


The Letter L

A printout on the letter L, picturing a ladybug, lion, leaf, and log cabin.


The Letter M

A printout on the letter M, picturing a moth, motorcycle, mouse, and monkey.


The Letter Y

A printout on the letter Y, picturing a yellowjacket, yak, yarn, and yak.

Insect Printouts to Color:

Anatomy: Label the Insect Printout

Read the definitions, then label the insect diagram.


Insect Report Chart Printout

A chart to help with an insect report with areas to fill in the insect's common name, scientific name, anatomy, lifecycle, diet, enemies, protection, habitat, range, classification, endangered status, interesting facts, and a drawing of the insect.


Ant

Ants are social insects.


Ant Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the ant.
Answers


Ant Life Cycle

Ant larva hatch from tiny eggs, then pupate and metamorphosize into adults.


Ant Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the ant life cycle.

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs are insects that eat other insects.


Bee

Bees are flying, social insects that live in a hive.


Bee

(Simple version)
Bees are flying, social insects that live in a hive.


Beetle Anatomy Printout

Label the beetle's external anatomy on this printout.
Answers


Beetles

Beetles are the largest group of insects. Some beetles include the ladybug, scarab beetle, firefly, and the goliath beetle.
Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly

A brilliant blue butterfly from rainforests of South and Central America.
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Find Eight Bugs

Find and write eight bugs. Sample answers: fly, ant, bee, roach, ,butterfly, moth, dragonfly, cricket.


Butterflies and Moths

Printouts about these beautiful flying insects.
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Butterfly:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on butterflies, with a short text to read, an anatomy picture to label, a life cycle diagram to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.


Butterfly Anatomy: Label the Diagram

Read the definitions, then label the butterfly anatomy diagram.
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Butterfly Life cycle

See how a butterfly starts out as an egg, hatches into a caterpillar, becomes a pupa, then emerges as a fully-grown adult.


Butterfly Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a butterfly, with pages on the egg, caterpillar, pupa (chrysalis), and adult.


(Painted Lady) Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).

Symmetrical Butterfly Life Cycle Pictures: Finish the Drawing Worksheet

Finish each of the four drawings around the line of symmetry. The butterfly life cycle pictures are a egg, larva or caterpillar, pupa, and adult. Or go to the answers.
Butterfly lifecycle to label

Butterfly Life Cycle in French

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in French.
Answers
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Butterfly Life Cycle in German

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in German.
Answers
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Butterfly Life Cycle in Italian

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in Italian.
Answers
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Butterfly Life Cycle in Spanish

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in Spanish.
Answers
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California Dogface Butterfly:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the California Dogface butterfly, with a short text to read, pictures to label, a life cycle diagram to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.
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Cicada

Cicadas are flying insects that emerge periodically and simultaneously.
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Cicada Sequencing Cards

Put the cicada life cycle cards in order, from egg to adult.
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Cicada Printout - Simple Version

A coloring printout picturing the life cycle of the cicada.


Cicada Book

A short book about the life cycle of the cicada to print (for early readers).


Cicada

Label the anatomy and life stages of the Cicada.
Answers
cricket

Cricket

Crickets are jumping insects.


Cricket Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the cricket.
Answers
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Darkling Beetle Life Cycle

The yellow mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor).
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Darkling Beetle Life Cycle
Label Me! Printout

Label the life cycle of the yellow mealworm, from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Or go to the answers.


Dragonfly

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Dragonfly
Simple Version

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Earwig
An earwig is an insect with long pincers at the tip of its abdomen.


Firefly

The firefly (also known as the lightning bug) is a luminescent flying insect.


Grasshopper

Grasshoppers are insects that can hop, walk, and fly. There are about 10,000 different species of grasshoppers.


Grasshopper Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the grasshopper.
Answers


Green Darner Dragonfly

A blue and green flying insect with transparent-to-yellow wings.


Harlequin Bug

This small agricultural pest is brightly-colored.


Housefly

The common house fly is a small, flying insect.


Housefly Read-and-Answer Quiz

Read the text, then answer the questions. Or go to the answers.

Insect Anatomy: Label the Insect Printout

Read the definitions, then label the insect diagram.

Answers



Insect Math-Code Games

Do simple math problems, then do a substitution code to answer insect questions. Or go to the answers.
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Insects in French
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in French, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in German
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in German, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in Italian
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Italian, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in Portuguese
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Portuguese, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in Spanish
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Spanish, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers


Jumping Bean Moth

A brown moth that spends its larval stage inside a seed pod.


Ladybug

Tiny flying insects that eat garden pests. Go to a simple version (just the image).


Ladybug Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the ladybug from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.
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Ladybug Read-and-Answer Quiz

Read the text, then answer the questions. Or go to the answers.


Ladybug Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a ladybug, with pages on the eggs, larva, pupa, and adult ladybug.


Leafcutter Ant

Leafcutter ants are fungus farmers - they grow their own food.


Lightning Bug

The lightning bug (also known as the firefly) is a luminescent flying insect.


Luna Moth

A green moth with long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots.
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Mealworm Life Cycle

The yellow mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor).
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Mealworm Life Cycle
Label Me! Printout

Label the life cycle of the yellow mealworm, from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Or go to the answers.


Mosquito

A small flying insect that is a carrier of disease.


Mosquito Lifecycle Printout

A printout on the mosquito's life cycle to read and color.
Mole external anatomy

Mosquito Life Cycle

Label the mosquito life cycle diagram.
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Mosquito Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the mosquito from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in English

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in English.
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Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in French.
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Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in German.
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Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in Spanish.
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Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

A brown and orange butterfly that lives in humid coastal salt-spray meadows and fields in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly

A very widespread and common butterfly.
Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle

The life cycle of this common butterfly.
Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly

(Simple version)

A very widespread and common butterfly.


Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).


Pond Skater

A bug that walks on water. It is also called the water strider.


Praying Mantid

Predatory insects that eat garden pests.


Praying Mantis (Mantid)

Label the anatomy of a praying mantis on this printout.
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Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world. Its wingspan is about 1 foot (30 cm) wide.
Silkworm

Silkworm

The silkworm moth is an insect (not a worm) that produces a silken cocoon. This cocoon is harvested to make silk thread.


Ulysses Butterfly

The Ulysses is a spectacular swallowtail butterfly from Australia.


Viceroy Butterfly

The Viceroy is an orange and black butterfly from North America.


Walkingstick

The Walkingstick (also called the laboratory stick insect) is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig. Or go to a printable Walkingstick read-and-answer quiz or the quiz answers.


Wasp

Wasps are insects with 2 pairs of wings and strong jaws. Many wasps sting.


Water Strider

A bug that walks on water.


Yellow Jacket

A yellow jacket is a type of social wasp, a flying, stinging insect.


Zebra Longwing Butterfly

The Zebra Longwing is a small, black-and-yellow striped butterfly from warm areas.


Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

The Zebra Swallowtail butterfly is a common butterfly with distinctive black and white markings.

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A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in French, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
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insects to label

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A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in German, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
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A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Italian, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
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A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Spanish, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
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