What’s That Bug? Notebooking Printables

What’s That Bug? Notebooking Printables

So if you’ve been following us on Facebook this Summer,
you’ve been treated to a plethora of animal and bug photos.

We’ve been visited by many NEW and interesting creatures this Summer,
and most of them we’ve needed help in identifying.

As handy as the internet it, sometimes it’s hard to look up a bug by description.
We use these sites quite often, they are the best we’ve found:

What’s That Bug
What Bird
Animal Track Guide
Printable Animal Track Identification Guide
Another Printable Animal Track Chart

But, we have come to realize that’s it’s much more efficient to simply post the photo to Facebook.
Within a few minutes we have gotten some very interesting and often accurate identifications.

It’s gotten to the point that directly after we catch a new critter,
my son says, “Post that to facebook so we can find out what it is!”
So I must say a BIG Thank you wise Facebook Followers for all your help!

You have made my job as Mommy/Biologist so much easier.

Just to prove I’m thankful, I whipped you all up a few identification printables.

What’s That? Notebooking Printables

There is a sheet for Bugs, Birds, and Animals.
These would be great to have on hand as your children come to you with their backyard discoveries!
I’m a big supporter of impromptu research sessions, and these will help guide young children through the identification process.

It’s Child-led learning at it’s finest.
I’m convinced that this is one of the best, easiest, and longest lasting styles of teaching.
You simply capitalize on their excitement,
and milk it for every educational drop you can get out of it.

So next time your little kiddos come to you with something crazy looking like this:

or this…

or even one of these…

Stop what you’re doing and take them on a learning adventure!
They will love you for it!


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Comments (4)

  • Jenni Gallegos Reply

    Thanks for these great printables! And thanks for sharing all the interesting critters you found along the way. Even though some of them may have given me the heebie jeebies (Jerusalem cricket anyone?) I really enjoyed learning more about them!



    August 22, 2012 at 10:53 am
  • tereza crump aka MyTreasuredCreations Reply

    thank you for this!! my kids are always finding interesting animals, bugs outside… they will love this. :)

    August 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm
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  • Lori H Reply

    Thank you for these printables. They were really helpful and fun for my girls to complete on our vacation to the desert of NM. I linked back here from my blog post on the vacation books that I made for them and included these in. Thank you again!

    August 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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