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Bug Off-athon: Celebrate Upcoming National Insect Week!

Even though "National Insect Week" takes place June 20-26, you can close out the year with fun insect-related activities for your elementary school students to enjoy and kick-off the summer with some wild and rewarding educational fun!
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Bug Off-athon: Celebrate Upcoming National Insect Week!
  • National Insect Week

    Website
    nationalinsectweek.co.uk
    nationalinsectweek.co.uk
    Sara Kaplan says:
    A great introduction to "National Insect Week", where you can learn all about bugs: complete with "The Royal Entomological Society's YouTube Channel", "Instar Magazine" ("The Magazine for Young Entomologists") and more!
  • kidactivities.net
    kidactivities.net

    Insects and Bug Theme!

    6 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Young kids will LOVE this page that includes an "All About Collecting Critters" section, a How-To on finding bugs in your backyard, and a host of games, activities, poetry about bugs, and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A kid-friendly site about bugs that teaches facts about what bugs are and why they are important. A wonderful introduction to bugs for youngsters to use on the Whiteboard at school, and as a printout for home!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    As the title suggests, this site involves kids in engaging learning tools about the world of tiny insects, by playing games and having fun! Perfect for any kid just learning about bugs for the first time, or for anyone who loves insects and wants to learn more!
  • articles.chicagotribune.com
    articles.chicagotribune.com

    Helping children fight fear of bugs

    4 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Since some students might be afraid of insects, here are some great ideas as to how to help your students become less afraid, and actually enjoy being around them! This wonderfully informative and in-depth article looks at why kids might be afraid of bugs and what we as adults can do to help them not be so afraid. Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Exactly what the title says: your students can build their own bug! They will learn all about the parts of insects, and learn new insect vocabulary along the way!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Perfect for young viewers, this video explains what is happening to bees and why they are so critical to the preservation of the environment. Teach your young students words like "pollination" and "agriculture". A great way to teach respect of all living things!
  • education.seattlepi.com
    education.seattlepi.com

    How to Teach Insects to a Kindergarten Class

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Even though this article is meant for kindergarten teachers, I think these ideas can be tailored for elementary school kids as well! Elementary school kids would be thrilled by the chance to go outside for an "insect hunt" and you can teach your students all kinds of vocabulary when you "talk like a scientist" (another suggestion by the article). Get creative: you'll be amazed by the results! :)