Insect Activity for Kindergarten

In my public domain search I found three pictures of different insects that can be found locally. I would lead kindergarten students in a “close reading” of the images in a whole class setting before we read a story on different bugs in order to activate prior knowledge. My guiding questions would include:

  1. How are these bugs similar? How are they different?
  2. Have you ever seen any of these bugs in person?
  3. What kind of food do you think these insects eat?
  4. Can you think of any ways that these insects can help each other?
Monarch butterfly on a flower
Photo by Erin Wilson on Unsplash
Bee on a flower
Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
Ladybug on a leaf
Photo by Neringa Hünnefeld on Unsplash

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Featured Image- Bees

Butterfly

Bee

Ladybug

2 Replies to “Insect Activity for Kindergarten”

  1. Excellent choice of images and featured image. I especially like the prompts. Plus you personalize the task by using “local” insects and prompts that get students thinking about their “relationship” to nature. Could lead to a good discussion on how humans can influence habitat.

  2. I love how you incorporated bugs that students might actually see. You could take them on a walk around the school during a sunny day to see if they can spot any bugs, extra fun if they find something unique!

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