Crawl Into Insect Fun
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Carpenter's Kindergarten Class at Quitman Elementary School
By Kelli Lawson,
a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher




Have you ever noticed bugs crawling around outside? Do you know what these bugs are called? These bugs are called insects. Insects have 6 legs and 3 main body parts, the head,  thorax, and abdomen. Wouldn't it be fun to learn more about insects so you can tell your friends?



There are many different groups of insects. Click here to learn more.

What do you know about grasshopper's? Grasshopper's are insects that can hop walk and fly. They also make a unique noise by rubbing their back legs together.

Did you know there are twelve families of butterflies. There are 20,000 different kinds of butterflies in the world.

Do you think you know everything you need to know about insects? Find out  unique facts about various insects at bug info

Lady bugs are insects that hibernate in cold weather.  There are tons of buggy facts at the lady bug fact page.

Have you ever been up close to an insect? Try looking at these up close! Don't be scared though, they are just on your computer!

Ants are tiny insects that can hurt you a lot  Ever wonder what their home is like in that mountain of dirt?

Ever wonder what you should do about an insect bite ? Check out this  page for more information.

Could you tell me something about a  bee hive? Find out this and other buzzy facts about bees.

Ever wonder about those annoying  flies and mosquitos? Here's a site that clears a few things up for you.





Mission Project


Mrs. Buggy went to the toy store with her children. The Insect family children ran away from their mom, Mrs. Buggy and now Mrs. Buggy has to find them. It is your mission to help Mrs. Buggy find her missing children. We must first draw a picture of an insect that we learned about, remember when we visited websites. I remember that we enjoyed this site "A Bugs Life" and Im sure it will be helpful. We have to post their pictures around town to help Mrs. Buggy. Would you like to help Mrs. Buggy by drawing one of her children?

Mission Steps
1. Explore the site "A Bugs Life" about bugs with your teacher. Talk to her about what you have seen and know about the bugs she talks about with you.

2. Pick out an insect on the site and draw it on your paper. Remember, draw a nice picture because Mrs. Buggy needs your help to find he children.

3. When you finish your picture, tell your teacher what you know about the insect you drew. Ask your teacher to post this picture so someone will be able to find Mrs. Buggy's children.

4. With your help Mrs. Buggy found her children!




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