Insects – Tons of freebies!

April 7, 2014

We have been studying insects the past few weeks in class! In my previous years, I had only taught about caterpillars and butterflies. This year I found out our science program will let us study a few different insects. 
First up, are meal worms!

I have plenty of butterfly activities from [this pack] I had made this year, but I needed a few different things for this unit, so I made a little mini-unit that I thought I would offer up as a freebie.

We held these crawling little buggers in our hands today and the kids were squirming and giggling all over the place! Then, we recorded our observations in our journal:

We unscrambled some insect sentences during handwriting:

and practiced mentally adding and subtracting 10 with this little math game:

Last, we did a little close reading all about the Venus Flytrap and my kids thought is was THE COOLEST PLANT EVER!

*This passage is actually in my Plants unit, but since we won’t be studying those for a couple more weeks, I thought this would be a nice addition to our insect study*

All of the activities above (except the close read) are for FREE in this little unit I uploaded to TPT last night! I hope others can use them!

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  • Thanks for these activities. I did caterpillars and butterflies this year. Can’t wait to add your meal worm activities too.