Insect and Animal Ideas, Activities, and Printables for Kids!

With spring and summer just around the corner, you might want to start planning ahead (or dreaming about) some warm weather activities! Below you will find some great insect and animal ideas, activities, and printables for kids!




Seabird Unit Study

One of my favorite homeschool studies we have done was a Seabird unit study using the book Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling. This unit study is lots of fun!

Giraffe Crafts, Activities, and Lessons

You and your students will enjoy these fun giraffe-related crafts, activities, and lessons!

Frog and Turtle Sensory Bin

Themed sensory bins create learning experiences in literacy, mathematics, and the sciences! Water play is a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to keep busy — it also helps them to use fine and gross motor skills and learn through their senses!

The Grouchy Ladybug Mixed Media Collage

Fun projects to go along with The Grouchy Ladybug and Are You a Ladybug?

Paper Roll Bunny Craft for KidsThis is a fun animal craft–making bunnies out of paper rolls or toilet paper rolls. It’s a great animal-related activity for Easter or any time of year!


The Grouchy Ladybug Unit and Printables

This is a level 2 unit study that goes along with the book The Grouchy Ladybug. You and your children are sure to enjoy it!

Frog Pond Sensory Bin

Exploring the frog life cycle is one of our themes for spring. We use a life cycle model at the science table, complete with books about frogs. And we introduce our frog pond sensory bin.

Spring Crafts for Kids: Nest and Baby Bird Craft

Children of all ages will enjoy one of our favorite spring crafts for kids- a sweet little nest and baby bird craft! Even my toddler enjoyed creating these cute, little baby chicks!

About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She lives in the South with her husband, Scott, and 3 children. She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She is involved in her local church and her work for Hip Homeschool Moms, and she teaches Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for 26 years. Her oldest child, Hannah, is now age 22. She has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, Noah, is now age 21 and is the second homeschool graduate in the family. Her youngest child, Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves reading, eating gluten free, and working out.

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