Bugs Every Which Way

Bugs Every Which Way lesson plan

Ever examine tiny insects through a magnifying glass? Draw your favorite bugs from different angles. Quick, do it before they crawl away!

  • 1.

    Watch your favorite bugs crawl. Look at them through a magnifying glass. Can you see their three body segments? Find out more about insect bodies.

  • 2.

    With Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, make a rubbing on a textured surface such as sandpaper or bricks. Erase at least three bigger-than-life bug-sized areas.

  • 3.

    In each space, draw your insect with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils from a different angle, such as from the top, bottom, or side. Color in your insects.


  • Students gather information about insects through observation and research on the Internet or books.
  • Students analyze their insects from different angles to understand what various body segments are and do for the insect.
  • Students distinguish between various sections of an insect’s body by drawing three views of it.


  • Label the insect’s parts and segments. Set up a display.
  • Research spiders to find out what the difference is between them and insects. Draw spiders from three angles, too.
  • Using Crayola Model Magic, form an insect showing its three distinct body segments. Label the parts with toothpick flags.
  • Assessment: Review drawings for accuracy and details.