Insects,  Science,  Sensory Table

Insects Science Center


We’re back from Spring Break and ready to learn in the Insects Science Center! 

I filled the Science area with everything I own about insects! Come take a look!
The sensory table has dried green peas as a filler and lots of cute little plastic creatures. I added a tray so the kids can sort insects and get a fine motor workout with the tongs. There’s a set of sturdy cardboard flashcards in the tub, too. I love including these real photographs for my students to look at as they play.
Gigantic, larger than life insects are available for students to observe with a magnifying glass. These can be used as a model for drawing and sketching. You could also put them in your class block center!
Books and puzzles are such an important part of the Science Center.  My preschoolers love looking at the variety of non-fiction books in the book bin. You can usually find a nice set of books from Scholastic that are perfect for your Insects Science Center. But I’ve been lucky to add to my collection over the years by shopping at thrift stores and yard sales.

Students can sequence the life cycle of a butterfly with these hands-on pieces. This is a great activity to do after you’ve read a book about the butterfly life cycle. 

Are you setting up an Insects Science Center this month? It’s such a fun subject and the kids really do learn a lot! 
If you’re looking for more spring activities, be sure to check out the Learning at the Teacher Table store! You’ll love these number sense activities as well as the fun Spring alphabet games!