Insects and Arachnids (Grades 3-5)

What’s an arachnid? Make your own and find out in this imaginative activity from the NY STEAM Bus:

Courtesy of the NY STEAM Bus at Niskayuna CSD

After watching this video, you can design a bug or arachnid of your own.

What You Need

  • Paper
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers

What To Do

  1. If it’s an arachnid, include and label a head,  abdomen and 8 legs.
  2. If you draw an insect, draw and label a head, thorax, abdomen, antennae and 6 legs. (Wings optional)
  3. If you created a new bug, give it a name. If not, write the name of the bug somewhere on your paper. Your challenge will be to assemble the drawing of your bug using household items to make an enlarged version of it.

For more information,  visit the STEAM Bus website