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Apple Investigation Activities

Apple Investigation Activities

With apple season upon us, I figured this would be the perfect time to create a printable Apple Investigation PDF for you all to use. No matter the age of your child this is a great guide. With these activities your child will be working 

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

What I love most about these tops is not the fact that they are such a great price, but that they are so freaking soft! They also wash and dry with all the other laundry & havent shrunk or become misshapen. I have found many 

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! We enjoy printing out our scavenger hunts & laminating them so we can use them over and over. I’ve linked some lamination paper we enjoy using and some wipeable utensils we have been loving too.

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Insect-Arachnid Outside Scavenger Hunt

Spring/Summer Outside Scavenger Hunt


Color Scavenger Hunt

Fall Scavenger Hunt

I hope you enjoy these outside play, learning opportunities!

XO Eryka

Insect & Arachnid Outside Scavenger Hunt

Insect & Arachnid Outside Scavenger Hunt

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! I specifically made this scavenger hunt to go along with our Insect & Arachnid themed learning activities. We enjoy printing out our scavenger hunts & laminating 

Butterfly Anatomy Activities

Butterfly Anatomy Activities

Activity 1 Print out and discuss the anatomy of a butterfly with your child. Allow them to color the parts as you name them. For younger children, have them practice writing the letters for the word butterfly. Say each letter and say the letter sound(s) 

Creepy Crawly Insects & Arachnids ~ Homeschool Lessons

Creepy Crawly Insects & Arachnids ~ Homeschool Lessons

Insects & Arachnids OH MY!

I bet you didn’t know this but bugs are a type of insect. Another fun fact, spiders are not insects, they are arachnids, which do not fall under the insect category.

On the blog you will find I’m sharing a ton of themed activities to help your kids learn with hands on fun. You can use just about every activity for Pre K and up! I’ll explain how to make each activity more challenging or less, based on your child, their age and their needs.

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Printable Creepy Crawly Words

This lesson works on literacy skills such as letter recognition, letter sounds, introducing new vocabulary & reading. I’m sharing multiple ways to use these printable letters & words.

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Printable Insect Scavenger Hunt

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! I specifically made this scavenger hunt to go along with these insect themed activities.

Click here to access this 3 page printable scavenger hunt.

Printable Life Cycle Coloring Pages

Need some time to get some work done yourself? These are perfect for that! Go over the life cycle with your child & then let them color away.

Click here to access some fun Life Cycle Coloring Pages for different bugs & arachnids.

Outside Life Cycle Activity

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Letter & Word Sand Writing

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Butterfly Anatomy Activities

Click here to check out 5 butterfly anatomy activities, plus a free butterfly anatomy printable PDF.

More Resources/Activities

I broke down the sets into literacy, science and math. I like to laminate sets like this, so I can use them again and again. Click through with the arrows to view them all and click the image to see more details or to purchase. Save 25% with code IZZY25.

Literacy Insect Printables

Science Insect Printables

Math Insect Printables

XO Eryka

Printable Creepy Crawly Words & Letters

Printable Creepy Crawly Words & Letters

First print & cut out the words and letters. Now you have an option, you can laminate the letters like I did or not. I like to laminate, so we can use over and over. Plus you can use the letters over and over for 

Sensory Writing in Sand ~ Teaching Letters, Writing Letters, Letter Sounds & Spelling.

Sensory Writing in Sand ~ Teaching Letters, Writing Letters, Letter Sounds & Spelling.

For all my homeschool parents, here is a super fun way to work on writing letters, words & shapes. Izzy loves using the sand to create letters, words and shapes. The first thing you want to do is find a low edge pan or box 

Outside Exploring & Insect Life Cycles Activity

Outside Exploring & Insect Life Cycles Activity

I you have the chance to check out these super fun coloring pages and our book suggestions then you know all about life cycles of insects.

Step 1. Explore Outside & Collect Nature

What should I collect? Anything fun you find outside. Some examples are rocks, different size leaves, sticks, acorns, pine cones, bark & flowers.

While exploring discuss the life cycle your are going to make. For example, if you chose butterflies then talk about what may be great for an egg, and what might look similar shaped to a chrysalis. When it comes to the butterfly, you can discuss the body parts and what you think each nature treasure might be good for.

Step 2. Discuss the Life Cycle & Start Creating

Work together with your child to create a life cycle. You can bring your finds inside and do this on a baking tray or outside. We made ours outside and used chalk to create a work space. Depending on age and ability you can have your child write or trace the first letter of the insect name. You can also have them write or trace the full name. Discuss letter sounds while spelling the name together. (I.e. Say the B sound & then say, “What letter do you hear. B, that’s right! Now let’s make letter B.”) For older children you could have them write in their journal what you did during the activity so they can work on their handwriting, spelling and grammar skills.

How is this educational?

Science: Discussing nature, names of the life cycle & parts of the insect. Literacy: Exposure to insect names, insect body parts and names of nature treasures (I.e. acorn, daisy, maple leaf), exposure to letters, letter sounds & spelling of potentially new words. Math: Counting how many pieces of each treasure you may need to create your insect & sorting your treasure finds into groups.

I hope you guys are loving these insect themed activities.

XO Eryka

Insect Life Cycle Coloring Pages

Insect Life Cycle Coloring Pages

I linked a bunch of fun and free printable life cycles below. These are great for you to talk through with your child and then allow them some independent coloring time. How is this educational? Coloring is important because it helps build hand strength &