Kids just love bugs, and buggy resources are sure to motivate your students. They love catching lightning bugs, exploring spider webs (from a distance), and investigating things like body parts, what they eat, etc. Today, I’ll be sharing buggy resources and teaching ideas with you for the perfect thematic unit.
Buggy Resources for Great books
When it comes to buggy books, there are several great authors to check out. The first is Eric Carle. His classic books are perfect for a buggy resources week. Other authors that have written books about bugs are Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy books, Doreen Cronin’s Diary of a Worm (etc), and Leo Lionni.
With nonfiction, Gail Gibbons and Seymour Simon are two of my favorites. I love the wonderful photographs and kids sure do too. No matter if the topic is insects, snakes, volcanoes, or storms, these authors capture the interests of our kiddos. Here’s a list to get you started.
- Two Bad Ants
- The Bee Tree
- When Lightning Comes in a Jar
- Uncle Monarch
- The Very Busy Spider
- Velma Scratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
- Hey Little Ant
- Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Fly
- Inch by Inch
buggy resources your kids will enjoy to Explore Insects
If you’re looking for activities to use with this theme, here are a few fun freebies that accompany this week’s theme and book options.
Download one of my buggy resources for free!
Well, I do have a really great buggy resource to share. It’s my unit for The Very Busy Spider. I remade this unit in 2022 and wasn’t sure it would be okay to list in my TPT store since the terms are a bit undefined. However, I don’t think Eric Carle or his company would mind if I gave away a unit for free. So complete the form below, and I’ll send it out to you.
techie buggy resources
There are some great videos on Youtube that teach about bugs. Here are a few of my favorites:
Insects for kids
10 interesting insects
other themed posts you might like:
- HOW TO MAKE LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES FUN WITH 10 EASY TIPS
- 8 RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES YOUR STUDENTS WILL LOVE
- USING A TREE IS A PLANT AS A MENTOR TEXT FOR COMPREHENSION SKILLS
Have a great weekend, and be sure to link up your favorite buggy files and links.