Bug Journal Printable


Back in June, when I published Can a Spider Be Fluffy?, I created several activity pages to go with it, including a worksheet that children can use to research a specific type of spider.

Recently, though, someone asked about creating a bug journal to keep track of different insects they find outside.

A set of children's activity pagesObviously, a spider-themed activity page doesn't really work for that, but I thought it would be fun to adapt that worksheet just a little to create a DIY bug journal (or for any type of animal, if you want)!


This version is very simple and would be a good activity for younger children, since it just asks for the insect's name, the sound it makes, how it moves, and what it was doing when they found it.

I am thinking about creating a more advanced version for older children, though. If you have any suggests for what you would like to see in a bug journal, be sure to leave them in the comments so I can include them!

I also left a blank space on the page for a picture of the insect. If your child is old enough, they can use this space to draw the insect, but you can attach a photo to that section instead if you prefer.

bug journal printable for kids

If you want to try it out, feel free to save and print the image above.

Or, you can download the PDF version here!

Remember to leave a suggestion in the comments for what I should include on a more detailed version for older children!

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