Cicadas are such a wonderful part of summer! In fact, the woods behind our house is filled with their calls right now!
I thought I would put together some cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect!
Some facts about cicadas:
- Did you know that there are over 2,000 types of cicadas?
- While most insects live less than a year, cicadas can live as long as 17 years!
- In the U.S. there are two main types of cicadas, periodical cicadas and annual cicadas.
- The cicada’s mating call can hit 100 decibels or more which qualifies them as one of the loudest insects found anywhere in the world.
You can print out either the notebook pages and questions sheet, the tracing pages or the fill-in-the-blank pages. (Whatever works best for your kid/s.) Plus, there are pieces to make an interactive notebook or lapbook all about cicadas!
I also wanted to include BBC’s short documentary clip about the 17-year periodical cicadas. We ♥love♥ David Attenborough’s documentaries! We watched both Planet Earth and Blue Planet in our homeschool for science and highly recommend them! (affiliate links)
Update: Brood X, the Great Eastern Brood: I have added new notebook pages about Cicada Brood 10, the 17-year periodical cicada group that will be emerging in May-June 2021 in the U.S. There are tracing pages, fill-in-the-blank pages as well as the full-text notebook pages.
The Cicadas Packet is also included in the Big Animal BUNDLE, which includes 8 PDFs (more than 425 pages of materials!)
The Big Animal BUNDLE includes 1) Animal Unit (100+ pages- animal characteristics, invertebrates-invertebrates, basic animal classification, animal homes, and much more!), 2) World Animals Packet (70+ pages), 3) Rainforest Packet (75+ pages), 4) Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages-life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug), 5) Winter Packet (75+ pages – Polar Animals, Arctic Vs. Antarctic, Hibernation unit) – plus mini-units on Cicadas, Chameleons and Wolves.
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Cicadas Worksheet Packet
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Big Animal BUNDLE
If your kids love studying animals as much as mine did, you may want to check out our Big Animal Bundle.
The Big Animal BUNDLE includes 8 packets. 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet – plus 6) the Cicadas Packet and 7) the Chameleon Packet. 8) New! Wolves Mini-Unit
The Animal Unit studies animal characteristics, invertebrates-invertebrates, insects vs. spider, animal homes & shelters, animal tracks, carnivores vs. herbivores, and more. The Big Animal Bundle also includes World Animals (with a bonus packet on African Animals), the Rainforest Packet, Life Cycles Packet and Winter Packet (which covers Hibernation, Polar Animals, Seals/Sea Lions/Walruses, Whales and much more!) Plus, there are mini-units on Cicadas, Chameleons and Wolves. These packet can also be purchased separately.
$19.99 Big Animal Bundle including 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet plus 6) you’ll also received the Cicada Packet 7) Chameleons Packet 8) Wolves Packet.
The Animal Unit is 100+ pages. It covers basic animal classification, animal characteristics, body coverings: feathers, fur, scales or skin, vertebrate groups, invertebrate groups, domesticated vs. wild animals, animals and their tracks, nocturnal vs diurnal animals, animal homes and shelters and more!
The World Animal Packet is 75+ pages. It covers animals of the 7 continents. There is a new section all about African animals of the savanna.
The Rainforest Packet is 75+ pages. Learn all about Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, where they are located, Amazon Rainforest Facts, rainfall in the Amazon, Animals & Insects of the Amazon, Layers of the Rainforest Activities and more.
The Life Cycles Packet is 50+ pages. It helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.
The Winter Packet and Hibernation Unit is 100+ Pages. The first part covers Growing Crystals, Months/ Seasons, Earth’s Axis and the Seasons, Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals, Penguins, Seals, Whales, about a dozen PreK Activity Pages. The Hibernation Unit covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms. Plus, it covers where animals spend the winter and the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages.
Cicadas Packet: This 20-page unit includes cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect!
Chameleons Packet This 15-page mini-unit helps kids learn all about chameleons from where they live and what they eat to how big they are and why the change colors.
New! Wolves Packet This 35+page mini-unit helps learn all about wolves. It includes notebook pages with tracing, a lapbook and activity pages.
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