Easy craft for kids: Using ladybug cutouts to learn about measurements
Ladybugs can captivate a child’s learning experience about insects. These tiny little bugs are amazing creatures of nature. Many children would even be more amazed to learn that they can keep plants healthy by eating plant pests like aphids.
Ladybugs are wonders of nature. Some children may like to hold them in their hands and observe their wings and spots. They may even live right in their own backyard.
Other wonderful ways to learn about ladybugs is through art and crafts. Here, children can learn about measurements. You’ll be able to explore about ladybugs by using household items and coloring.
- Ladybug pattern
- Red construction paper
- Black crayon
- Safety scissors
- Safe household items
- Printout the ladybug pattern available in the science section.
- Trace them onto red construction paper.
- Use red construction paper to make 12 ladybugs.
- Make simple spots and markings with black crayons.
- Optional: color them a different shade of red
- Cut them out with safety scissors.
- Use as many ladybugs as possible to measure different household items: spoons, spatulas, CD cases
- Use ladybugs to measure arms, hands, legs.
- Compare and discuss the findings.
Which are bigger or smaller? How many ladybugs did it take to make certain measurements? Use the ladybug patterns to also learn about concepts like half-dozen and dozen.
Concepts like math are not limited to counters or coins. Many simple items like ladybug cutouts are perfect for children to grasp addition and subtraction.
Did you have fun counting these ladybugs?