Insect Science Activities for Preschoolers

No matter when you study bugs with your little ones, you don’t want to miss this awesome collection of insect science activities for preschoolers! Hands-on fun for little ones!

Whether you’re studying parts of insects, insect life cycles, or just insects in general, check out this awesome collection of activities for ants, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, and more!

Insect Science Activities for Preschoolers

You and your kiddos will love these preschool science activities that feature insects of all types! Bug hotels, scavenger hunts, coloring pages, and more.

If you plan to plant a garden with your preschoolers, you’ll want to check out all the reasons you should add a bug hotel to it. Megan Zeni

Take your preschoolers on a bug hunt. Use the free printable to record information about the insects they find. KC Edventures

Discover why spiny leaf phasmids make a great insect pet and how to take care them. Go Science Kids

Spring and summer are the perfect time of year to study dragonflies. This pack of dragonfly life cycle worksheets features 20 hands-on activities! Homeschool Preschool

Preschoolers will love this I is for Insect Investigations activity which teaches them where they can find insects and how to best observe them. Inspiration Laboratories

If your kids like to color, they’ll love decorating the bugs on these insect coloring pages. Planes and Balloons

Discuss pollination with your kids before setting up this bee-themed water transfer fine motor activity. Still Playing School

Kids can use playdough and miscellaneous craft supplies to build beetles in this beetle structures investigation station. The Keeper of the Memories

When you create a bug sensory bin for your little ones, you can discuss different types of insects and what makes a bug an insect. Fireflies and Mudpies

Spring and summer are the best time of year to study ladybugs. This printable features twelve ladybug life cycle activities! Homeschool Preschool

Your kids will love making bug safari pitfall traps to catch bugs. There is a printable lesson plan to help you out. Rainy Day Mum

Spring and summer are the best time of year to study butterflies. This printable features activities that focus on life cycle of a butterfly for kids. 16 exciting activities! Homeschool Preschool

Check out this fun paper plate life cycle of a ladybug craft kids can make. Go Science Kids

Spring is a great time to learn about butterflies. This life cycle of a butterfly craft will help little ones see how caterpillars become butterflies. Homeschool Preschool

Here’s another fun butterfly life cycle paper craft for kids. Inspiration Laboratories

This pack of ladybug life cycle worksheets pack features twelve engaging activities that are perfect for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarteners. Homeschool Preschool

You can create lifelong memories by teaching preschoolers how to raise butterflies. Fireflies and Mudpies

Here’s another idea for a simple bug hotel that uses backyard materials and involves no drilling or cutting. Red Ted Art

This spring, teach your kids about the life cycle of a bee. This printable honey bee life cycle diagram is a great visual aid for preschoolers. Homeschool Preschool

These paper plate life cycle crafts are a great way for preschoolers to visualize the cycle of living things. They’re perfect all year long! No matter what season you’re in, life cycle activities are relevant. Homeschool Preschool


Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool science books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

The Curious Kid's Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids)STEAM Play & Learn: 20 fun step-by-step preschool projects about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!


The Curious Kid’s Science Book – Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and — most importantly — have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. 

Awesome Science Experiments for Kids – Getting kids excited about science can be difficult. Science Experiments for Kids provides young scientists ages 5-10 with hands-on experiments that teach them how to apply the scientific method. 

Steam Play & Learn – Preschoolers will love tackling these 20 fun, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects as they learn about STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). 

We hope you enjoy these free printable science color by number worksheets. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below.

Be sure to check out our other resources for homeschooling families and educators. Have fun learning with your little one!

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