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Insect Calendar
All Ages
Make an insect calendar to learn about different insects, and keep track of the entire year.

What You Need
insect calender

  • Illustrated books or Internet sites about insects
  • Crayons or colored markers
  • Stapler
  • Single hole puncher
  • A piece of construction paper about 10.5 x 13 inches
  • Printable Calendar

What to Do

  1. Use books or Internet sites about insects to help you draw (or print from your computer) an insect or group of insects for each month of the year.
  2. Below each picture write a caption or a sentence about the insect.
  3. Paper-punch a hole at the top of the construction paper.
  4. Staple the finished calendar pages onto the construction paper, just below the hole.
  5. Each day write the name or draw a picture of a bug you saw in the box for that day on the calendar.
  6. Hang your calendar for all to enjoy.

Internet Resources

Insects Hotlist
Browse the hotlist to find pictures, drawings, and information about all kinds of insects.

Insects on the Web: Iowa State University
Click on Entomology Image Gallery for pictures of insects.

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