Bug Catching Activity Sheet

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Kid Activities

Lady bug on blade of grass with catching bugs text in white.

Catching bugs is such a simple joy for little ones. Our free printable bug worksheet is perfect for encouraging your bug-loving kiddo to observe & collect while being wild & free.

The Art of Catching Bugs

We are a bit of an outdoorsy family and catching bugs just comes with the territory when you have little ones.

My wild & free kiddos have always viewed bug catching as a simple pleasure, so when they were little I went all out.

They each had cutesy bug catchers & butterfly nets.

It was so much fun, you guys!

The Art of Catching Fireflies

As a young child, I remember the days of catching fireflies all too well and it has been such a blessing to experience that simple joy with my own little ones.

While my preferred catch as a child was rolly pollies or fireflies (we called them lightning bugs in the midwest), my older boys were all about toads, frogs, and snakes instead.

My youngest, however, was a whole new breed of bug catcher.

This kid put my bug-catching days to shame and it was such a treasure to watch her little eyes light up as she caught, named, observed for a few days, then released her catches.

She was definitely a bug girl.

With that said, that little girl isn’t a little girl anymore and her bug-catching days have dwindled over the years. However, every now and again she surprises me with her love for these little guys!

While technically not a bug, she spent the better half of a week snail-catching this past summer and it reminded me of how much fun she had collecting & documenting bugs when she was just a little tyke.

Such priceless memories.

Bug Worksheet for Kids

The story behind this bug worksheet is a simple one.

I had an adorable bug-loving kiddo that thrived in an outdoor setting and because of her bug-loving nature, I decided to create a simple paper activity for her to track her favorite finds!

Fun Bug Catching Worksheet for Kids

With that said, I created this adorable bug worksheet for personal use (like many of my printables) and I never even thought about sharing it until now!

I’m so excited to finally share this one on the blog and I truly hope your bug lover will enjoy it as much as my daughter did.

Printable Bug Catching Worksheet

Our bug worksheet is simple and straightforward.

However, there are some fun ways you can take it up a notch or turn it into a simple keepsake!

Free Printable Bug Worksheet for Kids

Use your bug worksheet on its own as a simple homeschool activity or partner it with our bird-watching sheet to create a fun nature journal!

You can store your free nature worksheets by stapling them together and creating a fun nature booklet or you can simply hole punch and store them in a 3-ring binder!

Want to reuse your bug worksheet? You can easily purchase a set of dry-erase pockets for your little one to use this fun freebie time and time again.

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Bug Catching Activity Sheet

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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