Create Animated Insects Activity • STEAM for Little Learners

Inspire student creativity with outdoor learning. PK-2 students discover the fascinating world of insects while developing their animation skills using iPads.

Follow the tutorial below to create an animated insect and download the PDF instructions.


animated shapes into a ladybug



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STEAM for Little Learners equips educators with engaging STEAM activities designed to integrate technology and the design process into early childhood education, primarily students in 4K through second grade. This activity is part of a comprehensive guide filled with 36 different lessons using iPads to enhance learning, promoting critical thinking, creativity, and inclusivity. It also encourages community connections and provides valuable Apple resources for implementing STEAM education, ensuring a dynamic learning experience for all young learners.

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2 replies

July 12, 2024

Love the bug Susan - and easy insect animation techniques! Thanks!

July 15, 2024

What a great idea to teacher younger learners how to animate. The shapes in Keynote are perfect to combine to make insects. Thanks for a super science creativity project.

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