If you asked my kids what their favorite part of homeschooling is they’d probably tell you about raising butterflies, praying mantises, and ladybugs!
My kids had so much fun learning about ladybugs using what is included here in my post and I know your little ones will too.
I created this Mini ladybugs unit study for my 1st and 2nd grader with different expectations for each of them.
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Ladybugs Mini Unit Study:
Please note: This is a mini unit study. We use our regular spelling, language, math, and history books regularly and add in these mini unit studies like this one to our regular homeschool curriculum.
Arts & Crafts:
- For our mirror image drawing (drawing the missing half) we used the printables from, Adventure In A Box (See Here)
- Potato Stamp Ladybugs. We followed the example by, My Mommy Style
- Decorating the fronts of our “What I learned” ladybugs postcards.
- For the “What I learned” postcards we used my free printables (See below). I had each of my kids decorate the front of their postcards to send to their grandparents with a ladybug themed picture. (Get my free Ladybugs postcards below) Be sure to print the two pages by clicking the print “Two sided” option
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- Observe the ladybugs through each phase of their life cycle using our ladybugs habitat and ladybugs from Insect Lore.
- Once they are ready to release, observe them up close and talk about the different parts of the ladybugs.
- We used the Ladybugs Life Cycle 3-part-cards by, The Silvan Reverie (See Here)
Ladybugs Book List:
- We used our “What I learned” free printable postcards to send to the grandparents. (See Below) I just had each of my kids dictate something they wanted to share about what they learned during their ladybug unit study. As they narrated I typed up what they said and printed it out for them to copy on to their postcards to send to the grandparents. Then I laminated them and had the kids put stamps on them and sent them in the mail.
Ladybugs Information Charting:
- After reading and studying ladybugs I had my kids chart out a few facts that they learned about them. We used my free printable “Ladybugs Can, Have, Are” Charts. (See Below)
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I hope you and your little learners have a blast learning about ladybugs!!