I is for Insects {Mommy School}

Something about back-to-school time renews my own excitement for Mommy School!  After a lazy summer, I have decided to really fire up my engines and get our Mommy School going!

Here's the latest and greatest printable Mommy School packet...

This packet is MASSIVE.  We're talking a whopping 80 pages!

I have been sleeping and breathing BUGS for the last week.  It's kind of funny because Little Man has always been a little squeemish when it comes to creepy crawlies.  But I'm determined that by the end of this unit, he'll like at least a few bugs!

Are you curious what's inside??

Letter of the Week:  I

Number of the Week:  10

Color of the Week:  Black

Song of the Week:  I'm Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee

Theme of the Week:  Insects


I am not giving away all my secrets with this packet, but here are just a few teasers (All downloads are available at the end of the post):

These are ALWAYS one of our favorites... bug action cards!  We'll be practicing our best "buggy" moves!

"Count the stripes on the bees" activity.

A little ladybug math... match the numeral with the correct number of ladybug dots.

"I is for..." coloring pages/letter tracing.

And there is much MUCH more!

The arts and crafts section of this packet is enormous.  And I found some extraordinary songs and fingerplays!


Terms of Use (Please read before downloading) -

This is where I may sound grouchy.  But I'm not.  Just covering my bases!

* All Mommy School printables are created for Oopsey Daisy subscribers.... so just hop on over to the sidebar and hit "follow!"
* This packet is in PDF format.  Please be sure that you have the most updated version of Adobe Reader in order to open the file.  This packet is too large to e-mail, so this download is the only way I have to share this with you.  Be sure that your computer’s spyware will allow downloads from the internet.
* PLEASE do not take advantage of my willingness to share.  I will not customize this packet using different fonts, colors or personalized formats.
* This packet is for personal use only!  You may use this for your own preschool class or in your own home.  You may never sell or redistribute any part of this packet.
* Clip art designs &/or fonts copyright Dianne J Hook. Used with permission from DJ Inkers. (Thanks SO much to the fabulous people at DJ Inkers!)
* I do have a copyright on my blog. You may not redistribute my Mommy School packets or host them on your own site.  Please link to my personal blog to refer a friend.

Are you ready to get started??

You can download I is for Insects here.

I hope you enjoy Mommy School as much as I do!

I can hardly wait to get started with this fun unit!


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  1. Great packet, Alison!! We are big bug fans. I can see us having a lot of fun with this!! Thank you for all of your hard work!

  2. Thanks for all your hard work! I just know that my little boy is going to love this packet! 🙂

  3. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing all your HARD HARD work! I can’t wait to do this with my three year old when his older brothers go off to school next week.

  4. All I have to say is YOU ROCK! Thanks so much. Looks like so much fun!

  5. You do such amazing work… I think I might get started on these for my son.

  6. Thank you SO much! I’ve been planning our year and wanted to insects for the letter I. I didn’t have for it yet, so you’ve blessed with this today!

  7. Loved the packet, I can’t wait to use it.


  8. You are so awesome for sharing this with all of us!

  9. Thank you SO much for your creativity and hard work on this packet! This is my favorite one so far–thanks again for sharing!!

  10. You are THE BEST Alison! I’m looking forward to working on this packet with my youngest when the other kids go back to school. Thanks so much!!!

  11. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! I love these packets so much!!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this packet! Thanks for all your hard work Alison! Just plain awesome.

  13. Thanks for all of your hard work! My absolute favorite part of every packet are the action cards. So fun & creative! 🙂 Thanks again!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing Mommy School with us! I am so excited to start up this school year with my toddler boy with the help of all your Mommy School activity packets. You can truly see how much hard work you put into these and I really do appreciate it. THANK YOU!

  15. Do you mind if this is “pinned”? I understand either way! Thank you sooo much! I love the Mommy School Packets

  16. Seriously thank you so much for the time and effort you put into creating these mommy school packets. You do a wonderful job and it is appreciated a ton – even by people who usually don’t write comments like me 😉

  17. yeh, ching chi says

    Awesome Did you do all the illustration? I wonder if this can go to fabric print or appliquate. So adorable

  18. Looks like you put a lot of time and effort into this unit! It’s PHENOMENAL! We featured the packet {and highlighted the action cards} at our blog, Preschool Printables and would love for you to check it out! We were sure to give photo/idea credit, as well as a link to your blog/the packet download, but let us know if there are any problems!

    Thanks so much,
    Kayla Johnson

  19. I love love love your packets. I found you on pinterest and think it may be one of the best finds ever. Thank you for all of your hard work. 🙂

  20. Thanks so much for all your work with these packets. I am loving doing them with my little guy. We have so much fun learning together. So excited for this new one!:)

  21. YOU ROCK! thank you thank you thank you! this is awesome my baby is growing up so fast, and i can’t wait to start using this material…what a FUN way to learn! what age is this material intended for?

  22. Natalie Gardiner says

    I just found your website through a Pin, and am in LOVE with your Mommy School packets! Thank you so much for spending so much time and effort into something so wonderful and then sharing it with others! What a blessing you are! Thank you!

  23. Cathy Theiss says

    HI! First off THANK YOU for doing this!!!! You have NO idea how much I need stuff like this! My boys don’t go to pre-school and I really wanted to do things to help them develop like they would at pre-school! I would have never been able to put something like this together and for you to do it and post it for free is a HUGE blessing!!!

  24. Randee Mecham says

    I love all your packets! Thank you so much for making these!

  25. Thank you for a great insect package!

  26. Thanks for the great stuff. My friends and I have been homeschooling our preschoolers for the last three years and we call it mommy school too!! We have mommy school one day a week and we switch off who has it at their house each week!

  27. Your packets are amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your hard work! My Little Man is only 3 months old, but after finding your site I am already planning our daily activities and curriculum. I can’t wait until I can actually do these activities with him! I want to be a fun, hands-on Mommy just like you!!!

  28. Wow! This packet is AMAZING! I’m planning my own insect unit for “mommy school” right now, and you have been a big help! Thank you!

  29. WOW! I cannot BELIEVE what a fabulous resource this is. I’m subscribed and am excited about doing this with my kids!!!

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com
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  30. I too tried to download your insect packet and it won’t download due to viruses and also says it is no longer there. Is there anyway to get it emailed to me? The previews of this look wonderful and I would love to do it with my 3 1/2 year old daughter this spring.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Beth Lee!

      How strange! I just tried the download links and had no issues at all…. can you be my guinea pig and let me know where you are getting the error about viruses?

      Unfortunately, the packet is too large to e-mail back and forth, so using Scribd as a file hosting service is my only option! I just updated the file link, so will you try that, and let me know if you continue to get an error message, what exactly it says (if it’s from MY site or from Scribd)? Thank you so so much!! (Don’t you just love technology?!)

      Here is the direct file link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/134960304/I-is-for-Insects
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  31. Thank you sooo much! I really appreciate it!

  32. Thank you so much for providing such amazing ideas! I homeschool my 5-year-old and she absolutely LOVES butterflies and looking at bugs and this was a great packet to change things up a bit and get me thinking a little differently about what things to teach her. Thank you!

  33. This packet is so great. My daughter enjoys doing the action cards very much. Thank you!

  34. Like everyone else I simply ADORE your website and the Mommy School Time. The packets are AMAZING! Which leads me to my question. Did you do the other 14 letters of the alphabet and are you charging a fee for those packets? If so, what is the cost and where can I find them 🙂

    You truly have a calling!!! Not-to-mention how much easier you have just made my life!

    God Bless you!

    • Hi Kim! THanks so much for your sweet comments! All the packets available are under my Mommy School tab. None of them cost money, but please understand that it’s a work in progress for me, as they have taken me hundreds of hours to create! So at this time, I have taken a break with my second baby! It may be a while before I begin the other letters of the alphabet. 🙂 Thanks and enjoy Mommy School!
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  35. I’m new to this blog and I love these packets! I would like to use them with my daughter when she gets a little older. I’m having an issue downloading items from the scribd site…am I doing something wrong?
    Thank you so much for your wonderful, thorough lessons! I can’t wait to start. 🙂

  36. I’ve loved your Mommy School packets, but now that think redirects to Scribd I can’t use them without becoming a paying member! 🙁

  37. Hi!
    I download the file from your link through Sribd and there is some corruption with the file – it will not allow me to print it at all 🙁 I have gone through all the “trouble shooting” options online and it seems like it is an issue with the file itself. Is there any way to help with this? I would love to use your document but can’t get it to print at all 🙁

  38. I’m having problems of printing all the insect action cards, can you help me.

  39. Renee Perrine says

    Where can I find the insect following see directions cards?

  40. These are so cute! You did an amazing job on them and I know my three year old will really enjoy learning this way. Thank you for sharing with us non creative people😜

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  42. Thanks for all of your hard work! My absolute favorite part of every packet are the action cards. So fun & creative! 🙂 Thanks again!

  43. Wendy Mancia says

    I loved this packet. Thanks Alison for sharing this valuable material. Now I will share your page on my social media.

  44. My kids love doing the bug movements, thank you for this sweet printable!


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