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Acrylic Specimens Collection - Set of 12

Acrylic Specimens Collection - Set of 12

Provide every child an up-close view of real specimens encased in high-quality clear acrylic. Exclusive sets target a variety of interests - an excellent value.

  • Each includes 4 specimens: butterflies, sea life and bugs
  • Perfect with light tables and science centers
  • Under the Sea set includes: Indian Prawn, Conch Seashell, Pink Skirt Tetra and Red Fortune Crab
  • Butterflies set includes: China Nawab, Leopard Lacewing, Yellow Orange Tip and Common Nawab
  • Scary Bugs set includes: Mountain Stag Beetle, Tiger Wasp, Black Scorpion and a Tarantula Spider
  • Butterflies measure: 3" x 3" x 1/2" thick; others measure 2-4/5" x 1-3/5" and 1"


Acrylic Scary Bug Specimens - Set of 4

Acrylic Scary Bug Specimens - Set of 4

Examine real bug specimens close-up. Lets children see all the incredible details on pincers antennae and exoskeletons.

  • Includes: Mountain Stag Beetle, Tiger Wasp, Black Scorpion and a Tarantula Spider
  • Experience the thrill of looking at these scary bugs at close range
  • Fun for light tables and science centers
  • Encased in durable, clear acrylic
  • Exclusive set is an incredible value
  • 2-4/5"L x 1-3/5"W x 1" thick



Books & eBooks from Teacher Created Resources
Bugs Thematic Unit

Bugs Thematic Unit

Bugs Thematic Unit is based on the following three pieces of literature: The Icky Bug Counting Book, Miss Spider's Tea Party, and The Very Quiet Cricket. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.



Bug Games / Insect Games

Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Bug Catching Game

Stickers
You can use these stickers for Insect or Creepy Crawlers Concentration Games, Finish the Pattern Game, place on papers, bulletin boards, and more.
In My Garden Stickers from Susan Winget

In My Garden Stickers from Susan Winget

120 self-adhesive stickers per pack (8 designs). Each sticker is approximately 1" square or round. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free. (Per industry standards; contact us for technical information.)



Insects Stickers

Insects Stickers

120 Self-Adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1 inch square. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free. (Per Industry Standards; contact us for technical information.)


Moths & Butterflies Stickers

Moths & Butterflies Stickers

120 Self-Adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1 inch square. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free. (Per Industry Standards; contact us for technical information.)



Creepy Crawlies Stickers

Creepy Crawlies Stickers

120 Self-Adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1 inch square. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free. (Per Industry Standards; contact us for technical information.)



Critters Stickers from Debbie Mumm

Critters Stickers from Debbie Mumm

120 self-adhesive stickers per pack. Approx 1" square or round. Stickers are acid-free and lignin-free per Industry Standards.


Picture Sticker Pack - 24 Sheets

Picture Sticker Pack - 24 Sheets

Realistic sticker designs are both fun and educational! Use them to decorate letters party decorations cards games photo albums and art projects! 3 sheets of 8 different themes: fish dinosaurs sea shells sports insects fruits & vegetables and two flower themes.



Critter / Insect Games
Creepy Crawler Concentration Game: Cut some index cards in half. Stick the matching animal sticker on two index cards.  Have the child turn all the cards facing down.  Have the child find a matching card.
Name That Creepy Crawler Game: Cut some index cards in half. Stick an animal sticker on one index card.  Write the name on another card (or on the back).  Have the child name the animal.  You can even have them spell that animal.

eBooks

WeE-book - Slither, Scamper, Crawl and Climb



Hands-on Bug Activities


Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces

Games & Flashcards
Bug-Go (Bingo) @KY
It also has Insect Line Drawings" that can be used for "Overhead Transparencies or Flash Cards" of 34 insects

Assorted Bug Counters - 144 Pieces

Assorted Bug Counters - 144 Pieces

Go buggy for counting! Set of 144 flexible rubber insect counters includes: butterfly scorpion ant tarantula ladybug housefly cricket dragonfly cockroach stag beetle caterpillar and rhinoceros beetle.



Insect Counting Chart

Insect Counting Chart

Give your math lesson wings with our exclusive and adorable critter patterning and classifying chart. Teaching children with classifying patterning and counting is easy and engaging with the help of 100 plush critters which attach to the colorful chart with hook-and-loop fasteners. Chart features 10 clear vinyl pouches to store insects when not in use. Durable hanging chart measures 24W x 36L. 10 each of 10 different insects measure 2-3L. Surface washable.


Bugs Floor Puzzle

Bugs Floor Puzzle

This beautifully illustrated 24-piece cardboard puzzle offers children an enlightening view of a bountiful garden full of insects. Nearly 4-feet long when assembled the extra thick pieces are 20% thicker than the competition's. Its easy clean surface keeps puzzle looking new.



Insect Rubbing Plates - Set of 16

Insect Rubbing Plates - Set of 16

4 1/2 x 6 1/2.



Creepy Crawlers Felt Set

Creepy Crawlers Felt Set

Discover the fascinating world of insects and spiders with these detailed felt figures. 36-piece set includes bees spiders caterpillars grasshoppers snails and more. 3 - 5H. Activity guide included.


Insects & Spiders - Set of 12

Insects & Spiders - Set of 12

Set of 12 solid rubber insects are very realistic looking! Each is crafted with a variety of textures and colors for great detail! Insects measure from 2 1/2 - 5. Ages 3 and up.



Crafts
Garden Stencils - Set of 12

Garden Stencils - Set of 12

Thick and durable plastic stencils in 12 fun nature designs will last for years of use. Assorted colors; each stencil is 8 square. Great for use with paint markers crayons and pencils.



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Beetles
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle
US EPA - Endangered Species Picture Book: Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle @ LAcoast

Insect/Bug Books
Search for Insect, Bug, or other Books at Amazon.com

Information & Photos
eNature.com There are large pictures of butterflies, insects, and spiders.  At this site teachers can create a classroom species, there are ecards, newsletters and more for free membership.
Entomology (The Study of Insects) for Beginners
Go over the different body parts of the insect, the development from egg to adult, and view online the stages that a caterpillar becomes a butterfly or moth.
Koday's Kids Amazing Insects
Insectclopedia Research Portal
Let's Talk About Insects Including a teacher's guide (in English & Spanish)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture: IMP Publicatons Download various fact sheets (insects, weeds, plant disease, rodents, pesticides, ABackyard Activity Book for Kids (in separate pdf files), and "Thicket! (articles, links, etc.)
MPCA: Creature of the Month - Insects & Bugs
The Yuckiest Site of the Internet Roaches, Worms, and Yucky Fun & Games

Activities, Lesson Plans, Links, Printables, Units, etc.
Collaborative Thematic Unit on Insects - ants, bees, butterflies, caterpillars and ladybugs
Cyberkids: Insect Links & Lesson Plans on Insects
Discover Entomology at Texas A & M University Links, Lesson Plans (Ages 3 through 18), and more
Insected.Arizona: Using Live Insects in the Elementary Classroom Lesson Plans, Information Sheets, and Rearing Sheets
Insects of IL = "What Good Is An Insect?"
Including activities you can do at home (and crafts), "Just For Fun! poems ("A Dragonfly", "Firefly", and "Song Of The Bugs"; jokes and riddles, and definitions and a labeled insect under "What Is An Insect"
Printables: word search, crossword puzzles, and unscramble
Facts (and small images to color) about different the dragonfly, firefly, grasshoper, honey bee, ladybug, mosquito, praying mantis, and water strider
Insects Unit For Teachers - Links to printables, lessons, ideas, books, and more! @ Teaching Heart
Minnetonka Grades K through 5 Lesson Plans
O. Orkin Insect Zoo: Let Arthropods Bring Science into the Classroom: Activities It includes worksheets and handouts in the activities
Pudder Activity Guide Fall 2000: Leaf Bug Hunt
SBCSS has more books, arts, snacks, and more on insects
Songs4Teachers.com has songs, poems, activities, word searches, etc. at their web site



Crafts
Craft Project Index & free craft patterns - Bug Crafts @ Danielle's Place Bee, beehive, spider, ladybug, ant, dragon fly, walking stick, praying mantis, mosquito, and butterflies.  Many of these have patterns to go with it.

Nursery Rhymes
Preschool Nursery Rhymes About Insects and Bugs

Snacks
Preschooleducation.com - Bug Snacks (Click on "Snacks" and then "Bugs")

Misc. Links
Biodiversity Counts: Resources Including keys (with diagrams of arthropods: insects, arachnids, and crustaceans)
Insect Safari For kids: insect id guide (including non-insects), coloring pages,  coloring online, and a game.  For educators: lesson plans and Safari Booklet (including activities and games)
Iowa State Entomology Index: K-12 Educators' Recommended Sites
Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs) @ UKY

Coloring Pages & Printables
A Child's Place - Insects Activities and printables
About.com: Bug Crafts Make crafts related to ants, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, spiders, flies, and other bugs
abcteach: Insect Theme Unit Including shape books, coloring pages, worksheets, songs, and more
AFUNK: Coloring World: Insects Ants, Bees, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Fly, Ladybug, Spider, Snail, and Worm
Animal ColoringTransporter: Arthropods
Arthropod Coloring and Facts
Arthur's B&W Insect Clip Art Coloring pages
Bry-Back Manor Activity Pages Lots of different pages here!
Bry-Back Manor Bug Clipart
Christine's Wacky Art Ideas for Insects
Coloring Pages to Print and Color @ KinderArt: Insects
EnchantedLearning.com - Insect Coloring Book
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision Animated Animals Coloring Book (A-Z) Grasshopper, ichneumon wasp,  ladybug, underwing (moth), and zebra swallowtail (butterfly).
I Can Show Love for Animals, Primary 2, Lesson 44 @ lds.org Butterfly and grasshopper
I Know My Backyard Coloring Book Monarch, Praying Mantis, Fritillary, Ladybug, Red Admiral, Cricket, Rearl Crescent, Walking Stick, Tiger Swallowtail, and Grasshopper
Indian River Lagoon Coloring Book - The Aquatic Preserves Are Exceptional
Little People Coloring Pages Butterfly, ladybug, bee, and funny insects
Moby's Mobiles: Insect Printable Butterfly, dragonfly, and ladybug
O. Orkin Insect Zoo: The Teacher Resource Page (and students)
Preschool Coloring Pages @ Everything Preschool
University of Kentucky Department of Entomology: Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)
Western Exterminator Company: Fun Stuff Coloring Book - Insects

Cicada
Crayola Activity Book: Cicada
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Cricket
I Know My Backyard Coloring Book - Cricket

Firefly
Firefly or Lightning Bug Printout @ Enchanted Learning

Fly Theme

There Was An Old Lady Felt Story Pieces

There Was An Old Lady Felt Story Pieces

Do you know what happened when the old lady swallowed the fly? It's always fun to sing the song and think about everything she ate. This set includes 10 felt story pieces word card sheets an activity guide and plenty of hook dots. Note: Books and hook compatible storyboards are sold separately.



   
There Was an Old Lady (Classic Books With Holes) by Pam Adams
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Simms Taback
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly... and More Stories That Sing (Scholastic Video Collection) DVD

Find more fly resources on my other site:
Fly Theme

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Mosquito
Connecticut Wildlife Division Kids Page: Mosquito and Facts



Inchworm / Measuring Worm / Looper

Photos
Inchworms @ Internet Brothers

Inchworm Photo @ geometer

Poem: The Inchworm

Books
Search for Inchworm Books at Amazon.com

     


Physical Education
Inchworm Crawl: Crawl like an inchworm.

Music
Inch by Inch
Copyright © 2003 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.

Tune of: Frere Jacques (Are you Sleeping)

Inch by in-ch, inch by in-ch,
me-a-sure, me-a-sure.
Measure everythi-ng,
Measure everythi-ng,
That you see, that you see.

Inchworm @ NIEHS

Math Activities
Measuring:
Talk about what an inch is.  Measure using a ruler.
You can measure different objects using paper clips, books, or whatever else you have in your house or classroom.

Snacks
See worm.
Inchworm Salad @ Danielle's Place

Activities and Crafts
Albert Inchworm Mathematics Activity: How Big is a Hand?
Butterfly, caterpillar, and inchworm crafts @ Danielle's Place
Inchworm Bookmark: Family.disney.go.com
Inchworm Craft: Sesamestreet.org
Inchworm or Worm Pom-Pom Craft
Glue various pom-poms together.  Cut some pieces of felt out for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
For the inchworm, you can use green or brown pom-poms or any color.



Wasp
Wasp @ FindSounds.com
Images & Photos: Field Guide: Digger wasp

Yellow Jacket
Coloring Yellow Jacket and Yellow Jacket Facts and the sound of a yellow jacket.

Other Y Resources
Yellow Yacht Coloring Page for Alphabet Letter Y

Invertebrates

Annelid Worms
Annelid means ringed.

Bloodworm
Images & Photos: Field Guide: Blood worm (red)

Earthworms

Leeches

Worm

Search for Worm Books at Amazon.com

Song
The Worm Went Through the Apple
Copyright © 2002 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.

Tune of: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"
To hear the tune, click here.
Have one child or adult be a worm and the other be an apple.  Have the worm go through the apple (between the legs).

The worm went  through the apple, the worm went through the apple.
The worm went through the apple, to see what he could see.
And all that he could see, and all that he could see
Was the other side of the apple, the other side of the apple
The other side of the apple, was all that he could see.

Song
The Worm Went Through the Garden
Copyright © 2003 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.

Tune of: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"
To hear the tune, click here.
Be a worm and pretend to crawl through the garden.

The worm went through the garden, the worm went through the garden.
The worm went through the garden, to see what he could see.
And all that he could see, and all that he could see
Was so many yummy vegetables, so many yummy vegetables,
so many yummy vegetables, was all that he could see.

Images & Photos: Google Images: Worms

Cooking and Snacks:
Wormy Chocolate Pudding
Take chocolate pudding (this will resemble dirt), and place gummy worms in the pudding.

Worm Dig
Place one or more gummy worm(s) in a cup.  Add rocks or dirt (chocolate cereal or pudding) to it.

Make Dirt Cups: Kraftfoods.com.

Music
The Littlest Worm (Echo Song) @ NIEHS

NIEHS Kids Page: Vermicomposting  (Making Good Use of Garbage!) Worm facts, build a worm wigwam (and pictures), and "Feed the Worms" game.

Misc. Links
The Adventures of Herman Including teaching activities and a free poster. (In English and Spanish.)



Online Insect (Bug) Activities and Games

Ladybugs
BBC - Little Animals Activity Centre - Count Hoot's Number Games Ladybugs: "Addition", "Subtraction", and "Addition and Subtraction".

Spiders

Worms
NIEHS Kids Page -- Vermicomposting Game

Other Insects
Fred's Bugalizer Studio: Color Online
Free Online Word Search: Insects
Kendra's Coloring Book: Online or Offline
Let's Talk About Insects In English & Spanish.
Moby's Mobiles: Insects
Monster Bugs @ Scholastic's The Magic School Create various bugs.
Name That Bug Game @ Insect Safari
Night Animal Sound Game @ Nature Park


 
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