Kindergarten and Preschool Bugs Lessons and Activities

Your little entomologists will have a blast learning about insects/bugs with the activities that are packed into these theme lesson plans. They will be retrieving interesting information about the most common insects from the readers and outside sources and relaying what they have learned. They will also be sorting, counting, adding, subtracting, writing, playing literacy games and completing crafts that are all related to bugs/insects.


Two Weeks of Lesson Plans

This Bug/Insects unit is based on a variety pre-kindergarten curriculum outcomes including Common Core standards but allows the flexibility to create your own.

Includes 

-  93 pages of content

- Two emergent readers that address key learning concepts  which are "The Hungry Caterpillar Retelling" and "How Bugs Are Alike."

-  Four bonus readers that can be used in addition to the ones above

-  Follow-up story sequencing and sorting activities related to the readers

-  Literacy Center games and activities 

-  Math games and activities that address 10 Common Core outcomes

- Templates to be used for your informational content writing activities

- Insect craft activities and much more!
 

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Total of Six Emergent Readers That Address Key Learning Concepts 

In each theme unit, emergent readers are used to teach key learning concepts to meet your curriculum outcomes. In this theme unit there are six emergent all related to bugs/insects.
 

 

Featured Emergent Readers

Emergent Reader - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Teaches life cycle of a butterfly

This reader is a simple retelling of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Life cycle of a butterfly
2.  Exploring other insects and their life cycles



Emergent Reader - How Are Insects Alike
Explains the common characteristics of insects

This is a simple informational reader that will help meet "Read Informational Text" outcomes

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Identifying characteristic of insects
2.  Sorting pictures


Emergent Reader - Ants Rhyme
Concepts of rhyme and color words

The students will be coloring the ant according to the color word found in the text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Review of rhyme
2.  Review of color words
 


Emergent Reader - Bug Senses
Another informational content reader

This reader introduces how the different insects use their senses. 

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Retrieving information
2.  Relaying information
 


Emergent Reader - Counting Bugs
Concept reader on counting, number and word recognition.

Students count the bugs and print the numbers on the dotted lines then cut and paste the matching number word.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Review of one-to-one number correspondence
2.  Review of number formation and number words
 



Science and Math

In this lesson plans theme unit you will also find 42 sorting cards. These can be placed in the Science or Math centers for your little entomologists to sort.They will be sorting "Insects or Not Insects" according to the characteristics they studied.

 



Preschool and Kindergarten Literacy Centers 

The Bugs/Insects lesson plans theme pack includes a number of literacy games.  The following is a quick list of all the games, materials and center activities included within the pack.
 

-  Alphabet oredering caterpillar activity

-  Printing initial letters with matching pictures

-  Word family activites

-  45 CVC picture cards
 

Printing Initial Letters
45 CVC Picture Cards
Word Families



Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Addressed

-  I can tell if a group has greater than, less than or an equal amount. K.CC.B.6.

-  I can compare two printed numerals between 1-10. K.CC.B.7

-  I can write numbers 0-20 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers.
K.CC.A.3

-  I can count 20 things. K.CC.B.5

-  I can add and subtract in different ways.  K.0A.A.1

-  I can solve addition and subtraction problems up to 10.  K.0A.A.2

-  I can show sums in different ways.  K.0A.A.3

-  I can add and subtract up to 10 (using drawings, fingers or manipulatives). K.0A.A.4

-  I can name shapes no matter which way they are turned.   K.G.A.2

-  I know some shapes are 2-D and 3-D.    K.G.A.3
 



Examples of Craft Templates and Materials Included




Insect/Bugs Free Resources On My Blog






 

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Connect the Alphabet Dots Bug

Visual Discrimination Activity Integrated With Connect the Dots
 

The children cut and paste the words in the link  below to match the sentences on the connect the dots pictures.

Sort the Words to Match the Sentence
 

Connect the Dots Numbers Bug Picture

Connect the Number Dots Butterfly


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Two Weeks of Lesson Plans

-  93 pages of content
- Two emergent readers that address key learning concepts  which are "The Hungry Caterpillar Retelling" and "How Bugs Are     Alike."
-  Four bonus readers that can be used in addition to the ones above
-  Follow-up story sequencing and sorting activities related to the readers
-  Literacy Center games and activities 
- Math games and activities
- Templates to be used for your informational content writing activities
- Insect craft activities and much more!



 



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