20 Bugs and Insects Activities for Kids

Introducing your little one to plant & animal life? Take it up a notch and make it even more interesting with these super fun bugs and insects activities for kids!
Keep reading to discover 20 best of the best activities that we’ve picked!

Insect Counting Mats by Fantastic Fun & Learning

insect counting mats

What could be easier than having a quick free printable that can keep your kid busy, and can also get him to learn so much about different insects? Make sure you give this one a go!

Insect Sensory Bin by Simple Everyday Mom

insect sensory bin

Sensory bins are the perfect activity for growing kids, and this one’s insect themed- ticking both the boxes!

Paper Ladybug Craft by Easy, Peasy & Fun

bugs and insects activities for kids

And adorable and simple paper craft idea, this one’s another great option if you’re looking to keep your little one occupied for a bit, while you get done with your stuff!

Handprint Ladybug Craft by Arty Crafty Kids

handpainted ladybug

Hand painting & finger painting is an all time hit among kids, and this time, you can make it even better by giving it this ladybug twist!

Apple Stamp Ladybug Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

bugs & insects activities for kids

And if ladybug crafts weren’t enough, here is one more! With just a few simple supplies, your little one can create this amazing project!

Ladybug Painted Rocks by Easy, Peasy & Fun

ladybug painted rocks

The next time you take your little one out in the park or for a walk, ask him to pick up a few medium sized stones, and then get back home to work on this super fun activity!

Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft by Imperfect Mommyhood

tissue paper butterfly

Got a bunch of extra colorful tissue papers lying around? Put them to a fun use to recreate these cute looking butterflies with just a few supplies!

Butterfly Cork Craft by Red Ted Art

bugs and insects crafts for kids

And since we’re in the spirit of introducing butterflies, here’s another simple butterfly project for your little one to try!

Painted Rock Spiders by Kids Craft Room

painted rock spiders

Remember how you used those stones to get your little one to turn them into ladybugs? You can use them to make spiders too! Here’s how!

Button Spider Craft by Arty Crafty Kids

bugs and insects crafts for kids

This super easy craft is a delight to make! What’s more, it’ll also improve your little one’s fine motor skills while he’s at it!

Yarn Spiders by Hello Wonderful

yarn spiders

Learn how to recreate these colorful creepy crawlies with your little one and have a great time!

Woven Paper Plate Bee by Kids Craft Room

paper plate bee

This bee craft ticks all the boxes- it includes hand painting, uses simple supplies and with its lacing technique, which helps improve your little one’s fine motor skills.

Toilet Paper Roll Bee Craft by Easy, Peasy & Fun

toilet paper bee craft

And of course, no list is complete without including a toilet paper roll craft! This time, it is bee inspired!

Bee Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets by A Dab of Glue Will Do

bugs and insects kids craft

Tired of all the paper crafts and printables? This finger puppet activity will get your little one interested and curious in minutes!

Milk Jug Dragonfly by Kids Craft Room

milk jug dragonfly

Now that we’re done with all the bees and ladybugs, it is time to introduce a new insect- dragonflies! This craft idea is super fun and different from the usual ones you’d come across- do give it a try.

Dragonfly Craft by Laughing Kids Learn

dragonfly craft for kids

Got cellophane paper? Here’s a dragonfly inspired craft you and your little one should definitely give a try!

Peg Dragonflies by The Craft Train

bugs and insects crafts for kids

Peg crafts are always a hit, and this time, you’ll be transforming them into cute little dragonflies- here’s how!

Painted Rock Snails Craft by Kids Craft Room

painted rock snails

So you’ve tried hand painting, finger painting and even Q tip painting with your little one- how about trying shake painting? Yes, you read that right! Go give it a try!

Paper Plate Snails by About a Mom

paper plate snails

Turn your kid’s fascination about snails into this cute and super super easy snail craft idea!

Cupcake Liner Snails by Our Kid Things

cupcake liner snails

Time to put those extra cupcake liners to some good use mommas! This cool snail inspired craft idea is another great activity!

Got your kid fascinated enough by the crafts? Take it even further! We’ve got even more bug puzzles and crafts for you and your little one to try!

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