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They creep. They crawl. They run up the wall. Eek–insects! If you have a budding entomologist, try our Insects Lapbook. It’s a great science based research project that will help your student become an insect expert.

Your student will learn about different insects life cycles, insect orders, insect anatomy, and more with this fun hands-on project.

How to Complete Research for the Insects Lapbook

This lapbook was designed to give your student ample research opportunities.

I recommend teaching your student how to find quality websites such as National Geographic or National Geographic Kids, or going to the library to get books for this project.

Insect Lapbook Printables

The printable file includes sixteen templates and mini-books for your student to create a Insects Lapbook:

  1. Cover Piece (two options)
  2. Entomologist Simple Fold
  3. Complete Metamorphosis Simple Fold
  4. Complete Metamorphosis Flap Book
  5. Incomplete Metamorphosis Simple Fold
  6. Incomplete Metamorphosis Flap Book
  7. My Book of Insect Words
  8. Insect Anatomy Tab Book
  1. How Many Species? Simple Fold
  2. Insect Orders Matchbooks
  3. Comparing Insects Venn Diagram
  4. Insect Awards Accordion
  5. What Is an Insect? Simple Fold
  6. Insect Report Form (choose with or without writing lines)
  7. Insect Report Form Pocket
  8. Insect Observations Mini-book (choose one option)

Lapbook Example

This lapbook includes a ton of mini-books, and it was made with two file folders. If you are new to lapbooking, check out our How to Make a Lapbook guide.

If you wanted to make a smaller lapbook, you could pick and choose from the mini-books until you have enough to fill one file folder.

Overview Shot of Entire Lapbook
First File Folder (on the left)
Second File Folder (on the right)

How to Get Started with Your Insects Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about insects. You can also encourage your student to use reliable websites.
  2. Buy the Insects Lapbook from the Tip-Top Printables Shop.
  3. Choose from two versions: full color mini-books or black and white mini-books.
  4. Print and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.

Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about creepy crawly insects!

Get Your Lapbook

You can snag your lapbook right here, or you can go to the shop to check out the details.


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