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Insect Parts
(tune: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More)

An insect has three body parts,
No more, no less than three:
Head and thorax, abdomen -
It sure makes sense to me!

The head has mouthparts well designed
And compound eyes as well.
Antennae sense the world around:
They feel and hear and smell.

The thorax is where legs are joined
Three pairs, six legs in all;
Two pairs of wings, or one, or none,
To fly or jump or crawl.

The abdomen is where are found
The systems that it needs
To breathe, to reproduce, digest
The food on which it feeds.

An insect has three body parts,
No more, no less than three:
Head and thorax, abdomen -
It sure makes sense to me!


Camouflage Insect

Place out a variety of materials for the children to use (egg cartons, pipe cleaners, tissue and construction paper). Have the children create an insect with the materials. When done take the insects outside and hide them. Whose insect is hardest to find? Why?

Paper Mache Insects


*Things to Do-Other Sites

Make A Simple Bug Catcher

Make Your Own Compound Eye
Use egg cartons to make compound eyes.

Cool Bookmark to Print and Color

Print the game cards to play a Bug type of bingo game.

*Sites to See

Gordon's Entomological
Informatin sheets on insects.

Insect Worksheets at Have Fun Teaching
Lifecycle, insect parts, and more.

Information, worksheets, color pages on insects.



Every Insect
By Dorothy Aldis

Every insect (ant, fly, bee)
Is divided into three:
One head, one chest, one stomach part.
Some have brains.
All have a heart.
Insects have no bones
No noses.
But with feelers they can smell
Dinner half a mile away.
Can your nose do half as well?
Also you'd be in a fix
With all those legs to manage:

Buzzing Bees

Bees, Bees, Bees, Bees
Buzzing in bushes and buzzing in trees
Buzzing around, wherever they please
There's nothing so sweet
As sweet as a honey bee.

The Swarm of Bees
By Elsa Gorham Baker

One little honeybee by my window flew;
Soon came another - then there were two.
Two happy honeybees in the apple tree;
One more bee came buzzing up - then there were three.
Three busy honeybees starting to explore
Another bee came to help - then there were four.
Four laden honeybees flying to the hive;
They were joined by one more bee - then there were five.
Five tired honeybees with the others mix;
Now there's a swarm of them - a hundred times six.

Buzzy Bee at KiDiddles

*Things to Do

Beehive color page

Butterflies Folder Theme

38 pages of butterfly learning fun.

Bees and Birds color page

Bee Happy color page

Bonnie Bee Rhyme color page

*Sites to See

Africanized Honey Bees on the Move Lesson Plans (Grades K-12)
The University of Arizona Africanized Honey Bee Education Project

Honey Bee Printout

Online Insect Jigsaw Puzzles


Flower and Bee

Insects and Fruit





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