I love to use ladybugs to help teach! Today I have a fun and adorable Ladybug Learning Activity that I hope you will enjoy. I used the ladybug to help teach beginning sounds but you can easily adapt this ladybug to teach numbers, word families, ESL vocabulary and more!
Let’s first begin by checking out a few of my favorite ladybug books!
Ladybug Learning Activity
List of Supplies:
- Cardstock paper – red, black and white
- Craft glue
- Pencil – for tracing the template
- Letters, words and pictures print outs
- Brad paper clip or press buttons
- Ladybug template cut out
- Awl or paper punch – to make hole on the cardstock paper
Trace the patterns from the template on the selected cardstock papers. Cut out the body pattern out of black cardstock, the 2 wings from the red cardstock, the 2 small circles from black cardstock and the 2 big circles from white cardstock paper.
Take the body pattern and the 2 wing cut outs and punch holes on them on the marked circles on all 3 parts. The main ahs 2 small circles and each wing have 1 circle; punch holes on those circles.
Now, glue the small black circles on the white big circles, these will be the eyes f the ladybug. Glue the eyes on the upper part (the small semi circle on the upper part of the body).
Place the wings on the top of the body by matching the holes on them. Use brad paper clips or press buttons to join the wings with the body by attaching them through the holes.
Print and cut out the pictures, letters or words. You can create your own printable or you can use the printable given with this tutorial.
Now simply s the picture and letter cut outs on the wings.
By closing the wings the letters will match with the pictures on the opposite wing.
To get the pictures that can be used for this activity, please enter your name/email into the form below and they will automatically be emailed to you. If you have any trouble, please email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help you. For this activity, I have pictures for the letter L, B, U and also the ug word family.
A fun and creative way to learn!
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