This collection of ladybug activities will be sure to have your children engaged for hours as they create, learn, and interact with these adorable creatures in a variety of ways. From ladybug snacks to crafts to learning activities, these are perfect for a preschool classroom activity or an afternoon activity at home. Most of these projects are low prep and easy to set up and will have kids learning about these cute, interesting bugs in no time!
1. Ladybug Headband
This adorable ladybug headband is easy to make and looks super cute when worn by little learners. You will need construction paper, tape, scissors, and markers to create this headpiece that’s fun to wear while reading ladybug-themed books!
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2. Strawberry Ladybug Snacks
Grab strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, and a small bag to create this partially healthy and adorable snack. These delicious treats make a great addition to a lady-bug-themed class party.
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3. Easy and Cute Paper Ladybug Craft
Use red and black paper, googly eyes, glue, and a pencil to create this fun ladybug project. Children can cut out the ladybug template to practice scissor skills and then glue each piece of their creation together. These make for a beautiful classroom display or addition to a school bulletin board.
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4. Ladybug Playdough Activity
Use red and black playdough to have little learners create a ladybug out of playdough, with pom poms for spots. You can use your own play dough or create some with this easy recipe, making for a fun way to build fine motor skills.
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5. Ladybug Shapes Sensory Bin
Get a tub, coffee beans, and paper to create this wonderful ladybug-filled sensory bin. Print out the included ladybug template and place them in the beans. Children can cross off each shape that they find, or you can create a game using the shapes.
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6. Ladybug Stones Craft
Use tissue paper, paint, googly eyes, and a rock of your choice to create these cute ladybug stone crafts. Paint the rock and spots and have children glue on the googly eyes and the antennae As a bonus, why not have a scavenger hunt to search for the perfect ladybug rocks?
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7. Basic Fractions Practice Ladybug
Teach basic fractions and math review with this ladybug fractions practice activity. You will only need the provided ladybug printout, paper, and scissors to cut out the black spots. Have children place the black spots on the ladybug to practice their numeracy and fraction skills.
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8. Ladybug Finger Puppet
Black and red cardstock paper, white string, googly eyes, black paint, and a white chalk marker are all that is needed to create this fantastic finger puppet. Children can put the shapes together to create this cute craft before manipulating the puppet with their fingers!
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9. Paper Plate Ladybug
Use a paper plate, paint, and paper to create this cute ladybug craft. This is a perfect, interactive idea for even the smallest of bug enthusiasts. Once dry, the plate can be used to hold delicious ladybug snacks!
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10. Ladybug Suncatcher Craft
Use clear plastic dessert plates for this unique ladybug suncatcher. Add googly eyes, black pipe cleaners, tissue paper, and construction paper to create these hangable ladybirds. These make excellent window decorations that can be hung just about anywhere.
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11. Ladybug Number Matching Activity
Teach numbers and math with this simple printable ladybug activity. All you need are scissors and paper to create a number-matching activity that kids are sure to enjoy!
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12. Apple Ladybug Treats
These delicious and healthy ladybug treats are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Grab some apples, raisins, peanut butter, and pretzels to create these delectable snacks.
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13. Egg Carton Ladybug Craft
Create this adorable ladybug craft out of googly eyes, paper, paint, and an old egg carton container. With these materials, you can make tons of these beautiful beetles. This creative idea is a quick, fun way to create a homemade keepsake.
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14. Ladybug Song
Play this ladybug song to get your children up and out of their seats. The interactive motions that go along with the song make for a fun brain break or a transition to another ladybug-themed activity!
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15. Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet
You will only need a paper bag, paper, glue, and scissors to create this paper bag puppet. These awesome ladybugs are easy to make and can be used in a puppet show to help kids bring out their theatrical side.
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16. Backyard Ladybug Snacks
Make these delicious, savory backyard bug snacks using crackers, cheese, grape tomatoes, and olives. Children will love these delightful, and healthy, snacks that they can enjoy during a break from learning about ladybugs! They are almost too cute to eat!
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17. Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft
Create these beautiful ladybug crafts out of coffee filters, wooden clothespins, black pom poms, and other household goods. These unique ladybugs may be more challenging for younger learners but can teach children perseverance and delicate crafting skills as they work on them.
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18. Glitter Ladybug Slime
Create your very own glitter ladybug slime with this great hands-on activity for kids. Add water, baking soda, contact solution, glitter, and red food coloring to an airtight container to create this sticky fun. Finish off your creation by adding small ladybug toys to create an eye-catching look!
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19. Watermelon Ladybug Snack
Kids are sure to love making these delicious watermelon ladybug snacks by following this simple recipe. Use watermelon slices, chocolate, chocolate chips, and marshmallows to create these wonderfully colorful ladybugs. Cut the watermelon in half to create the body and melt down chocolate to coat the head. Add the decorations and voila! A yummy and adorable snack!
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20. Cardboard Tube Ladybug Craft
Create this simple cardboard roll craft in minutes with red and black paper and a cardboard tube. Simply glue on the wings, and you have a fantastic ladybug that makes for an engaging afternoon activity or classroom lesson.
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21. Tin Can Ladybug Plant Holder
Spray paint an old tin can to create the body of this cute ladybug creation. Next, add black pipe cleaners and googly eyes to add unique features. Then, trace your hands on a piece of paper and color it red for the wings. The results are simply adorable!
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22. Felt Ladybug Craft
Decorate this cool ladybug craft with a felt top. Simply print out the provided ladybug parts and cut black and red felt to make these colorful ladybugs. This sensory craft is great for young ones, and they are sure to enjoy transforming everyday materials into beautiful insects!
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23. Easy Ladybug Bug Jar
Create this simple ladybug jar craft to house your child’s ladybugs for an outdoor adventure. Use paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and an old rinsed-out jar from the kitchen. You can add leaves and other natural objects to create a home for the ladybugs before going on a hunt to find some in your backyard!
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24. Ladybug Nutter Butter Cookie Recipe
Create these bright ladybug cookies with Nutter Butters, red candy melts, chocolate, and small marshmallows. These delightful treats make for a great reward to celebrate the completion of a ladybug unit.
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25. Paper Bowl Ladybug Craft
Take a break from paper plate crafts with this fantastic paper bowl craft! You only need black pipe cleaners, paper, glue, paint, and googly eyes to create this wonderful ladybug.
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26. Plastic Spoon Ladybug Craft
Use markers, paper, googly eyes, and upcycled plastic spoons to create this cute plastic insect craft. This creation can be paired with a discussion of the importance of upcycling and its role in the sustainability of Earth.
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27. Ladybug Bookmark Craft
Make this cute ladybug bookmark craft with nothing more than paper, markers, glue, and a paper clip. This craft is perfect for kids to mark pages in their favorite Eric Carle book or other books about ladybugs.
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