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Bug Sensory Bin – Insect Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for some creepy, crawly, hands-on fun with bugs? This fun bug sensory bin allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to dig in and explore in the dirt while learning about insects! This bug activities for preschoolers is sure to delight little hands as they explore and learn about worms, spiders, ladybugs, grasshoppers, beetles, and more! This is perfect for bug science!

Looking for some creepy, crawly, hands-on fun with bugs? This fun bug sensory bin allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to dig in and explore in the dirt while learning about insects! This bug activities for preschoolers is sure to delight little hands as they explore and learn about worms, spiders, ladybugs, grasshoppers, beetles, and more! This is perfect for bug science!

Sensory Bins

Here is the indoor Bug Sensory Bin I created to go along with our Bug study & Minnie’s I is for Insect week in preschool. The main substance is black beans. I found fun bugs, magnifying glass, and rulers to add to our insect activities for preschoolers too. This bug sensory project is fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students too.BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bug Sensory

I love these Fandex Family Field Guides! I stuck our Bug one in the box for the kids to try to identify our bugs. Even Mommy had fun identifying bugs with it!
BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Insect activities for preschoolers

The main substance to the sensory box was black beans. It looked just like dirt but made a great sound when scooped!  Plus added a different tactile experience from our outdoor dirt bug box.
BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bug activities for preschoolers

Minnie really liked our ladybug themed bug collector. It had a built in magnifying glass that worked REALLY well! She stuck our Life Cycle Stage Ants to observe up close.

Outdoor Playscape

Creating an Outdoor Playscape

We have an outdoor bug sensory area too! We created our Outdoor Playscape this spring. It  has a garden filled with fun bugs! So the kids got to have buggy fun in & out!
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My kids loved digging and finding our colorful, not so wiggly bugs in the dirt. Plus they found some real insects too!

Bug Unit

I made the Bug Sensory Bin to go along with our Bugs Unit for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders

And if you are looking for more Sensory ideas – check out my sensory page!

ladybug alphabet activity Counting bugs coloring book Make practicing sights words FUN with this cute Bug Sight Words Game for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students to practice common dolche words.  

Bug Printables

If are looking for more bug activities for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners – including lots of free insect printables, you will love these FREE resources:

Fun Life CYcle of a Spider for kids worksheets FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles free printable insect worksheets for letter A-Z

Insect Printables

ant activities for kids Bug counting to 30 worksheets i spy bugs printable

Insect Activities for Kids

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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