Grasshopper Crafts and Learning Activities for Home School
Grasshopper-themed Learning Activities for Children
The following crafts and activities are available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
3D Paper Grasshopper - Locust Crafts for Kids
Print out the pattern, color and cut out to make this cute 3-D grasshopper.
This craft was designed to go along with the Bible lesson "Grasshoppers and Giants' about the spies going into Canaan.
"Label the Parts" Printable Grasshopper Photograph
Label a real life, up-close photograph of a grasshopper.
This activity will help your students remember the grasshopper’s parts and help them to be more observant of other insects.
What to do:
1. Print out the grasshopper activity sheet.
2. Have your students look up pictures of grasshoppers and their parts and fill in the blanks on the grasshopper picture.
3. When your students are done, check their work and then hide the pictures of the grasshoppers. Ask your students to draw the grasshopper from memory. Then have your students compare their drawings to the picture of the real grasshopper. Ask them if they forgot any parts.
Grasshopper Facts Review Toss Game
What you will need: Card Stock, Paper, and Green Pompoms
How to make:
1. Before class print out two game boards and tape them together.
2. Make up questions about grasshoppers. (Optional - make pompom grasshoppers (below) to use as game pieces.)
3. In class place the game board on the flat on the floor, up against a wall so that if the pompoms or other games pieces bounce off the wall they will land on the game board.
4. Have your children take turns throwing the pompoms onto the board. Children earn points by landing on a grasshopper circle and answering a question correctly.
Grasshopper Clothespin Craft for Kids
What you will need:
How to Make the Clothespin Grasshopper Craft:
1. Paint all the pieces green and let the paint dry.
2. Using the picture above as a guide place the two mini clothespins on the jumbo craft stick to make the front legs.
3. Remove the metal spring from one of the big clothespins and glue the ends of the clothespin halves to the inside end of another clothespin to make the grasshopper's back legs as shown in the picture.
4. Fold a green Chenille stem in half, glue it to the end of the craft stick at the fold, and wind it around the head area leaving about two inches at each end for the antennae.
5. Cut the grasshoppers wings from green paper and the pronotum from green craft foam and glue them to the jumbo craft stick.
6. To finish clip the back legs over the wing and glue tiny wiggle eyes to the head.
Once your child has finished his clothespin grasshopper, ask him how the clothespin grasshopper compares to real grasshopper. What is different? Are parts missing? etc.
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Grasshopper Pompom Craft for Kids
What you will need:
Two Neon Green Pom Poms - One slightly smaller than the other
How to Make the Pom Pom Grasshoppers:
1. Glue the two pom poms together.
2. Cut the pipe cleaner in to 6, one-inch lengths and bend them to form the legs. Glue them to the large pompom as shown in the picture.
3. Cut another piece of pipe cleaner two inches long, fold it in half, and glue it to the head for the antennae.
4. To finish glue two tiny eyes to the head.
This craft was designed to go along with the Bible Lesson "Grasshoppers and Giants' about the spies going into Canaan. Children throw the grasshoppers onto a game board and answer Bible lesson review questions.
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Recommended Children's Books About Grasshoppers
This is a great book to introduce your children to powerful new words. I love this version of the fable because, although the text is short, only a few sentences per page, Emberley's choice of words make the story come alive. Words such as investigate, boulevard of backyards, remnants, persevered, thwart, and blistering will challenge your child to learn new words. And of course, it's a great story to teach perseverance and the rewards of hard work.