Ladybug-themed printable for preschool students is a great resource to prepare in time for Spring and Summer season. Children often get fascinated by these gentle little creatures. They will enjoy learning about its life cycle and anatomy.
Here is what’s included:
- Zip folder with two sets of printables – one features ‘ladybug’ (American version) and the second – ‘ladybird’ (British version)
- Life cycle 3 part cards
- Preposition words – 3 part cards
- Parts of a Ladybug poster, label cards, and poster for inserting label cards
- Student ‘Parts of a Ladybug’ blackline booklet
- ‘l is for ladybug’ tracing worksheet
- Pre-writing exercise
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Extension work for the parts of a ladybug Montessori puzzle.
How to Use:
Parts of a ladybug – Gather books on ladybugs for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards. Introduce the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part. If children have trouble pronouncing difficult terms – invite them to clap and count syllables in the word and say it slowly, e.g. pro-no-tum.
Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the ladybug’s body. Print and cut student booklet pages, staple to make a book. Invite the child to color and label each part or dictate naming each part for you to write it down.
‘L is for ladybug’ worksheet and prewriting exercise – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable marker. Invite the child to trace the letter ‘l’ and exercise lines.
Ladybug life cycle – print on cardstock, laminate (optional), and cut cards. Gather life cycle figurines. Name each stage of the cycle as you lay down the cards. Shuffle and invite the child to lay them in the correct sequence and place figurines on the correct picture. Then lay control cards in a row and picture and label cards below. Invite the child to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.
You may also like to invite one of the students to explain the life cycle sequence of a ladybug to his or her peers using cards or figurines.
Preposition cards – print on cardstock, laminate (optional), and cut. Gather a ladybug figurine and a flower (plastic, made out of felt or a real flower). Present one card at a time and invite the child to position the ladybug accordingly. Switch turns.
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