Ladybug Lifecycle Learning Plan
Ladybug week was a BIG HIT! Here is our lesson plan (including free printables).
Ladybug Lesson Plan (Pre-K to First Grade)
- Ladybug science videos
- Lifecycle coloring sheet
- Ladybug habitat play
- Ladybug spelling words
- Ladybug vocabulary cards
- Seven-spotted ladybug math and logic worksheets
Art and Design
- Ladybug masks
- Painting ladybug rocks
- Ladybug search and garden time
- Ladybug song and dance
Ladybug Science Videos - Here are some links for short videos perfect for ages 3-7:
Lifecycle Coloring Sheet
Here is a printable coloring sheet with the lifecycle:
Ladybug Habitat Play
After watching the videos and discussing what ladybugs eat and where they lived, we gathered grass, leaves and other nature items to make a habitat for our pretend lady bugs. It is great to let the kids get outside in the garden and explore!
Ladybug Spelling Words (we did our spelling test outside with sidewalk chalk to make it more fun!)
Ladybug Vocabulary Cards (I always make these for my visual/kinesthetic learners to read and hold)
After watching the seven spotted ladybug videos we did these math worksheets:
For the younger kids this one is great for counting, practice writing, and an introduction to math equations:
For advanced students here is a math worksheet that includes addition practice, pattern recognition, and logic:
ART AND DESIGN
Ladybug Masks - All you need to make these are red and black paper, markers, scissors, popsicle sticks and tape. We had a lot of fun with these!
Painted Ladybug Rocks
The kiddos loved painting rocks and drawing spots to make ladybug friends!
Here is a great song from Little Baby Bum called Ladybug Ladybug
Ladybug Search / Garden Time - We went out to the garden to look for ladybugs, jump around, and get dirty!
Have fun little LADYBUGS!