Insects For Preschoolers

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 24, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Mar 20, 2021
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Kids who enjoy coloring will love these free printable insects for preschoolers coloring pages resource. Certain concepts about insects that are great for kids include insect classifications and their types, their life-cycle, and the role these insects play in nature. The general classification of insects includes six legs and two wings, a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. Ladybugs go by the scientific name ‘Coccinellidae’ and belong to the family of beetles. They are believed to be of only red color but they also appear in a multitude of other colors like orange, yellow, black, and grey too. The four stages in a life cycle of a ladybug are eggs, larva, pupa, and adult and this takes around 4-8 weeks. The average life expectancy of a ladybug is around one year. Ladybugs feed on aphids and according to research, a ladybug eats 5000 aphids in its entire lifetime. Aphids are insects that eat plants and thus ladybugs when consuming aphids help in a way to protect crops from them. This helpful sheet can be used to help kids with their coloring skills and also learn some facts about insects like ladybugs.

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