Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: My Insect Jars

Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: My Insect Jars

Introduce your toddler to the world of creepy crawlies through an insect jar. Well, we have a messy, colourful alternative to the actual insect jar. All you need are some child-friendly watercolour and coloured papers. Then, get your little one to create fingerprints that transform into colourful insect jars. Check out the magical insects my insect jars activity to know more.

Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 25 minutes

Skills Acquired: Sensory, Creativity, Explore


  1. Coloured papers
  2. Paint
  3. Sketch pens

Instructions For Magical Insects My Insect Jars Activity

  • On the coloured papers, draw the insect jars.
  • Dip your fingers in different colours and make fingerprints of any insect. We chose spider, honeybee, and ladybird.
  • Once the paint has dried, define them using sketch pens.

Your insect jars are ready!

Once done, help your toddler describe each insect in the jar. Then, help them narrate a story using all the insects!

As your child dabs colours and creates fingerprints, it’s a tactile sensory experience. This apart, they learn about insects and identifies different colours.

Activity done by Vishwajeet