Last week we had fun with insects at our house--but only cute ones, of course! On Monday we made these adorable caterpillars:
Next, the kids cut out the circles, and glued them to their papers in order from 1 to 10. I cut an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of card stock in half, then taped the two halves together to make a 5.5 x 17" piece of paper. Next, we added two feet per segment (so how many legs is that?), antennae, eyes (Pal insisted on the really big googly eyes), and a mouth (I'm not quite sure why Pal chose snowflake confetti for her caterpillar's mouth, but I guess it works :-)
The next day Pal was with us, we pretended to be spiders, but I didn't get any pictures, and spiders aren't insects, anyway.
We also killed some ants that day, but that's another story...
To extend the learning, you could talk about insect life-cycles and/or bug characteristics or visit your local library to borrow books about bugs. Oh, and of course, observe some real ones :) Have fun!