ACTIVITY: Invent an Insect!

Over 1 million different insects have already been discovered on earth. Use your imagination to design one more. Here are a few questions to get you thinking…

What's an insect?

An insect has no bones it has a hard shell on the outside called an exoskeleton

An insect is made of three main parts a head a thorax and an abdomen

An insect always has Six Legs

Watch this short video to learn more about what an insect is.

Get ready to start inventing!

You can build, mould, use collage, cut parts out of magazines, draw, paint your designs - even dress up - anything you can imagine! Remember send pictures of them to us at OWL We will feature the ones we enjoy the most on our next video!

As you invent you insect ask yourself these questions and do your research:

• How does your insect move? Remember, an insect must have six legs.

• Does it have wings?

• What does it eat?

• Where does it live?

• How does it avoid being eaten? Is it scary? Is it camouflaged?

• Does it change into something else, like a caterpillar into a butterfly?

Extra resources...

Insects from another galaxy?

Look at this artist that makes insects look like characters from StarWars!

More insect activity

Have a go at colouring some fun insects here - there a pictures for all levels

Colouring 1
Download PDF • 2.19MB

Colouring 2
Download PDF • 3.88MB

For our younger children this ladybird cutout exercise is great fun!

Ladybird sheet
Download PDF • 322KB


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