Crafts, activities, drawings to color, facts and information about bugs and insects for kids. Collect and raise bugs in your homeschool carefully! Experiment with insects which won’t harm you nor get loose and harm your house. Observe, but don’t kill bugs which are good for the environment.
About Bugs ~ Insect Facts for Children
This special multimedia Web companion to the three-week NATURE miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects, with amazing graphics, sound and animation, enhanced video, and activities for kids.
This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.
Cool Bug Stuff
Cool bug facts, games, and recipes. Did you know that bugs can be used to make medicine?
Florida 4-H Bug Club
Here you will find information that will show you the best places to look for insects and that will help you identify the ones you have already collected.
Come learn why not all bugs are bad. In fact, many help by destroying destructive bugs and plants.
‘Wicked Bugs’ An Encyclopedia Of Insect Villains
Amy Stewart, who brought us a disturbing slender volume called Wicked Plants has a new and perhaps even more disturbing book called Wicked Bugs. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Stewart about her A-Z list of the most loathsome insects and the havoc they cause.
World’s Most Notorious Bugs
The FBIA (Federal Bug Intelligence Agency) seeks your help in locating a gang of notorious creepy crawlies! Please study these wanted posters and notify the FBIA if you know the whereabouts of any of these characters. Site has loads of fascinating microscopic photographs of bugs.
Wonderful World of Insects
There are well over 1 million different known species of insects in the world, and some experts estimate that there might be as many as 10 million. They are divided up into 32 orders. Did you know that one in every four animals on this planet is a beetle?
Bug Arts and Crafts and other Insect Activities for Kids
A pest control company has several activities you can print out and do. If you live in Virginia, you can visit the Insect Zoo these folks sponsor, or have them visit your support group. Discount coupon.
Cookie the Cop
Cook’s Pest Control in Alabama offers a free 16-page insect coloring and puzzle insect worksheets for kids.
Printout, label and color these worksheets of outlines of familiar insects: ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, and more. Some show lifecycle.
Insects at Enchanted Learning
Rhymes, crafts, coloring printouts, and quizzes.
Insect parts for kids to learn about. Assemble a bug you know or create an entirely new bug out of these drawers full of insect parts.
Insect Games for Children
Bug Theme Party Ideas
Having bug birthday party is a great choice! Most kids seem to be fascinated by little critters, so why not make that your party theme. Buggy treats, games and craft ideas.
A game to help you learn to identify some insects while learning which insects are beneficial and interesting facts about others. The game should be played similar to the game bingo. You’ll need a printer to print out the playing cards.
Test your pest knowledge and skills with these learning games! For kids of all ages, and especially for those in third through fifth grade.
Iowa State University’s Tasty Insect Recipes
Disclaimer: The Department of Entomology at Iowa State University is not responsible for gastric distress, allergic reactions, feelings of repulsion, or other problems resulting from the ingestion of foods represented on these pages.
Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)
Fun stuff – such as bug-looking recipes for Halloween treats – as well as information about all sorts if bugs from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology.
Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites
The video here shows a brown needle that looks like it’s trying to bury itself among some ice-cubes. It is, in fact, the snout of a mosquito, searching for blood vessels in the flesh of a mouse.
This booklet explains the general biology and significance of mosquitoes and tells what the public can do to reduce mosquito problems. Advanced.
If you’ve found an insect and you don’t know what it is then you can use the on-line Key here to find out to what order your insect belongs. It is a good idea to have the insect in a ‘Bug Box’ whilst you use the Key – it’s much easier than relying on your memory.
Let’s follow a flea from cradle to grave to learn about her strange, secret flea life-cycle.
Much to many parents’ annoyance, the head louse is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on extremely small amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Although they may sound gross, lice (the plural of louse) are a very common problem, especially for kids ages 3 years to 12 years (girls more often than boys).
Yucky Roach World
Find out about a roach’s typical day, its anatomy, and more interesting and gross facts then you’d thought you’d ever want to know.
Books to Help You Learn More About Insects
An Introduction to the World of Insects
by Whitney Cranshaw and Richard Redak
Patrick Farenga’s brother-in-law Whitney Cranshaw is not only a cool character, he’s an entomologist at Colorado State University and his new book, Bugs Rule!, is an amazing achievement. Published by Princeton University Press, it is a gorgeous introductory textbook for nonscience majors and anyone interested in learning about insect biology, history, and science. Or you can just marvel at the fantastic color photos (830+ and Whit shot most of them!) and diagrams of some weird creatures. Beyond its target market, Pat can see this as a great resource for homeschoolers and alternative schools who have kids who like to seek and explore the world of insects.
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