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It’s really no secret that a lot of young children are fascinated by insects.
There’s just something about those tiny little creatures that they can’t resist.
This, of course, is actually a really good thing as they’re not only diving into the world of science at a young age but they’re also honing their observation skills and truly learning through hands-on exploration!
Now, if they’ve taken this fascination beyond watching those insects outside and want to start learning more about them as they get older, this insect labeling file folder game can help!
From the antennae to the legs, your child will learn the various parts of an ant and then be able to label them using this fun file folder game.
Assembling the Insect Labeling File Folder Game
Putting together this game should take you all of 10 minutes making it not only fun but easy too!
First, you’ll need to gather up a few supplies:
- A manila file folder
- Velcro dots
- Laminator (optional)
- The insect labeling printable (below)
- Clear contact paper
To start, you’ll need to print out the insect labeling printable and cut out the labels. Run these through your laminator for durability.
Next, use some clear contact paper to attach the cover to the front of your folder and the two ant pages to the inside of your folder.
The ant pages may need to be trimmed up just a bit depending on your printer’s margins. Trim to the edge of the ant diagram and line these up to the fold of your folder while making sure that the actual fold stays uncovered. If you cover it with either the printed paper or the contact paper, your folder won’t close correctly.
Finally, add some Velcro dots to the boxes on the ant diagram and the opposite Velcro dots to the backs of your laminated labels.
Using the Insect Labeling File Folder Game
When your game is all put together, give your child the folder and the labels and have them figure out the name of each part of the insect and then label it appropriately.
Use some clear packing tape to attach a plastic baggie to the back of your folder to hold all of your pieces when they’re not in use.
When you’re done with your game, look with your child at different types of insects to see if they can identify the various parts.
If they’re ready to move on and they’re really loving learning about animals and insects, check out our Life Cycle File Folder Games bundle! They’ll have a blast exploring plants, frogs, chickens, and more!