Is your child fascinated by the tiny creatures they find out in nature? Are you doing an insect unit study in your homeschool? If so, download this free printable Insect Activity Book to help your children learn more about these amazing animals.

In this 26-page packet you will find:

What Is an Insect? This colorful fact sheet summarizes the characteristics common to members of the insect class.

Types of Bees: Learn about the 3 types of bees and how they function in a hive.

Insect Life Cycles: Study the 4 stages of a bee’s life and a butterfly’s life. Then complete a fun cutting and gluing activity to practice what you’ve learned.

Parts of an Insect: Use these 4 colorful worksheets to label the different parts of a ladybug, butterfly, ant and bee.

Insect Word Search: Find the insect related words hidden in this word puzzle.

Insect Scavenger Hunt: Head outside and see how many of these insects you can find.

Insect Flashcards: These colorful flashcards depict 14 of the most common members of the insect class. Print two copies on card stock to make your own memory match game.

Coloring Pages: Check out these 3 printable coloring pages featuring bees, ladybugs, dragonflies, and butterflies.

Insect Glossary: This fact sheet provides helpful definitions for some key insect related terms.

We would love to see how you use these insect printables in your homeschool! If you share a photo on social media, be sure to tag us @homeschoolcompass or use the hashtag #homeschoolcompass

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  1. Tammi Turner

    Thank you for the free printables. It is so hard to find work for my kids . I an unemployed at the moment and this is a God sent.

  2. Thanks

  3. Thank you for this! It’s beautiful and exactly what I was looking for.

  4. Thank you

  5. Kathy Robinson

    Soo excited to get this

  6. Wilma Fourie

    Love this resource, my children will enjoy it

  7. Amazing !

  8. wonderful printables, which helps me to explore the nature world with my son together.

  9. I am very interested in the Insect Activity Book for my pre-k classroom. Thank You very much!

  10. I cut and laminated the lovely insect flashcards and used clothespins to hang them on plants in our school garden for an Insect Scavenger Hunt. They had a blast looking for these insects and discovered some real life ones, too! Thank you!

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