What comes to mind when you think of Spring? Rainbows? Bunnies? Rain showers? For me, it’s always been ladybugs.
It seems that these lovely little critters are always one of the first things to show up and signify the start of the Spring season.
Now, obviously, the official start of Spring is still a few weeks away, but with the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been having recently, I can’t help but keep an eye out for the first sighting of these little red and black bugs.
Fortunately, with this list of awesome ladybug crafts and activities, we don’t have to wait for the arrival of Spring to start enjoying it.
Ladybug Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers
Ladybug Finger Puppet – Put on your very own little puppet show with this adorable finger puppet. -via Artsy Momma
Ladybug Jello Fruit Cup – Put a fun little spin on snack time and turn your Jello fruit cups into a lovely little ladybug. -via The Keeper of the Cherrios
Ladybug Color Match – Let your little ones explore ladybugs of all colors with this printable color matching game. -via Busy Little Bugs
Ladybug Roll and Cover Math Game – Grab this printable math game and practice counting and fine motor skills all at the same time! -via Mom Inspired Life
Ladybug Sun Catchers – Get your windows ready for the season with these awesome Spring themed sun catchers. -via Here Come the Girls
Bottle Cap Ladybugs – These adorable little bugs can be used as game pieces, fingerplay props, and more. -via Kid Things
Paper Ladybug Craft – You can make your own 3D ladybug craft out of nothing more than a few sheets of colored construction paper. -via Easy Peasy and Fun
Ladybug Cupcake – These ladybug cupcakes are almost too cute to eat and the kids can even help you make them! -via Temecula Blogs
Roll a Ladybug Dice Game – If your little one needs a little extra help with counting, number recognition, or one-to-one correspondence, this fun dice game is the perfect way to practice. -via The Kindergarten Connection
Eric Carle Inspired Ladybug Craft – If your kids like Eric Carle books, they’re going to love making their own version of that grouchy little ladybug. -via I Heart Crafty Things
Ladybug Count and Clip Cards – One of our favorite ways to work on counting, these adorable count and clip cards will fit perfectly into your ladybug theme. – via Natural Beach Living
Ladybug Alphabet Match Activity – Got a little one that loves stickers? You’re going to want to grab this free printable ladybug themed ABC match. -via I Heart Crafty Things
Ladybug Number Game – How many ladybugs will fit onto a blade of grass? Find out with this sweet, simple game. -via Housing a Forest
Ladybug Life Cycle File Folder Game – Fitting a science lesson into a day filled with ladybug activities is easy with this life cycle file folder game.
Toilet Roll Ladybug Craft – Ladybug crafts come in all shapes and sizes, but this cardboard roll craft is the perfect size for little hands. -via Mamas Like Me
L is for Ladybug Dot Sticker Page – Dot markers, stickers, or magnets! There are so many different ways to use this printable letter L ladybug dot page. -via The Measured Mom
Ladybug Scissor Practice – Whether you’re working on scissor skills or pre-writing with your preschooler, these printable pages are a great way to practice. -via Itsy Bitsy Fun
Egg Carton Ladybugs – These lovely little guys need no introduction and the kids are going to have a blast making them. -via One Little Project
5 Little Ladybugs Song and Fingerplay – Complete with finger puppet props and a song, this is one ladybug themed activity you won’t want to miss! -via Teaching Mama
Potato Stamp Ladybugs – Grab a potato or two from the pantry to make your own ladybug stamps. -via My Mommy Style
Paper Plate Ladybug – Super simple but tons of fun, this easy paper plate craft is sure to be a hit with your kiddos! -via My Mommy Style