Crafts, activities, drawings to color, facts and information about bugs and insects for kids. Collect and raise bugs in your homeschool carefully! Experiment with insects which won't harm you nor get loose and harm your house. Observe, but don't kill bugs which are good for the environment.
This special multimedia Web companion to the three-week NATURE
miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects,
with amazing graphics, sound and animation, enhanced video, and
activities for kids.
This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature
marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our
cultures have become with these alien creatures.
Cool Bug Stuff
Cool bug facts, games, and recipes. Did you know that bugs can
be used to make medicine?
Florida 4-H Bug Club
Here you will find information that will show you the best places
to look for insects and that will help you identify the ones
you have already collected.
Come learn why not all bugs are bad. In fact, many help by destroying
destructive bugs and plants.
What good are they anyways?
If you have ever been stung by a bee, stabbed by a mosquito or
had the leaves of your favorite tree eaten by a gypsy moth caterpillar,
you've probably wondered...what good are insects? Although it
is true that insects can cause damage, they can also be beneficial.
Simple educational projects for all ages from Terminex. Choose activities by age group:Egg (Ages 4-6), Larva (Ages 7-9),
or Pupa (Ages 10-12).
'Wicked Bugs' An Encyclopedia Of Insect Villains
Amy Stewart, who brought us a disturbing slender volume called Wicked Plants has a new and perhaps even more disturbing book called Wicked Bugs. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Stewart about her A-Z list of the most loathsome insects and the havoc they cause.
Most Notorious Bugs
The FBIA (Federal Bug Intelligence Agency) seeks your help in
locating a gang of notorious creepy crawlies! Please study these
wanted posters and notify the FBIA if you know the whereabouts
of any of these characters. Site has loads of fascinating microscopic
photographs of bugs.
World of Insects
There are well over 1 million different known species of insects
in the world, and some experts estimate that there might be as
many as 10 million. They are divided up into 32 orders. Did you
know that one in every four animals on this planet is a beetle?
A pest control company has several activities you can print out
and do. If you live in Virginia, you can visit the Insect Zoo
these folks sponsor, or have them visit your support group. Discount
Collecting bugs, insect crafts and projects, games and jokes,
even bugs as food, from the University of Kentucky Department
of Entomology. Make
Your Own Compound Eye, for example.
Cookie the Cop
Cook's Pest Control in Alabama offers a free 16-page insect coloring and puzzle insect worksheets for kids.
Printout, label and color these worksheets of outlines of familiar
insects: ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, and more. Some show
One of the best ways to learn about animals is to keep and look
after them. insects and other invertebrates are no exception.
In most cases they are easy to look after (provided you've found
out about them first), inexpensive and don't require a vast amount
You can raise crickets simply because you like them or because
you want to use them as bait when fishing.
Rearing Insects Indoors
Why rear insects? Because rearing insects is fun. Observing insects
indoors can help you gather information on their life cycles
and hab its. You can even do scientific experiments with them.
If you wish, you can grow insects for fish bait or as food for
pet birds, toads, and lizards.
Rearing and Experimenting with Isopods
Have you ever turned over a rock or old board and discovered
a small, hard-shelled creature resembling a miniature armadillo,
and then upon picking it up had it roll-up into a near-perfect
ball in your hand? Such armoured creatures are called wood-lice
or sowbugs and those kinds that roll up are often called pillbugs.
Sow Bug/Pill Bugs
Pick up a pill bug or sow bug very gently. Look at it closely. Which do you have? Pill bugs curl up in a ball when frightened. Sow bugs hump up in a bump.
A game to help you learn to identify some insects while learning
which insects are beneficial and interesting facts about others.
The game should be played similar to the game bingo. You'll need
a printer to print out the playing cards.
Just for Fun
Take a break with Terminex interactive games and activities. We're always adding new features, so check back often. Create a bug. Determine what kind of bug personality you are most like. Make a bug mask. Try your hand at a Swarmer Slider Puzzle.
Test your pest knowledge and skills with these learning games! For kids of all ages, and especially for those in third through fifth grade.
State University's Tasty Insect Recipes
Disclaimer: The Department of Entomology at Iowa State University
is not responsible for gastric distress, allergic reactions,
feelings of repulsion, or other problems resulting from the ingestion
of foods represented on these pages.
(& Mystery Bugs)
Fun stuff - such as bug-looking recipes for Halloween treats
- as well as information about all sorts if bugs from the University
of Kentucky Department of Entomology.
This booklet explains the general biology and significance of
mosquitoes and tells what the public can do to reduce mosquito
Stick Insect Foundation website
British humor mixed with a few facts, so be on guard! It is a
site where discussion and views concerning Phasmidae (Stick
Insects) are shared for the benefit of members and public in
the UK and worldwide.
If you've found an insect and you don't know what it is then
you can use the on-line Key here to find out to what order your
insect belongs. It is a good idea to have the insect in a 'Bug
Box' whilst you use the Key - it's much easier than relying on
Let's follow a flea from cradle to grave to learn about her strange, secret flea life-cycle.
Much to many parents' annoyance, the head louse is a tiny, wingless
parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on extremely
small amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Although they may
sound gross, lice (the plural of louse) are a very common problem,
especially for kids ages 3 years to 12 years (girls more often
How Bed Bugs are Taking Over the U.S.
Bed Bugs. Everyone has heard of them. A lot of people have dealt with them. Few people know what they are, exactly. That's why we put together this infographic.
Yucky Roach World
Find out about a roach's typical day, its anatomy, and more interesting
and gross facts then you'd thought you'd ever want to know.
Bed Bugs, a motorized frantic catch and capture game, will drive you buggy. 48 Creepy, crawly bugs are hopping, leaping and jumping all over a shaking, quaking bed. Can you use your grabbing, snatching tongs to catch and capture them?