Build a Beetle Game

Denise Fleming is April’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. We were inspired by the book, Beetle Bop, to make a Build a Beetle Drawing Game. This game works on number recognition and following directions while exploring beetles. Affiliate links are included in this post.

Build a Beetle Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Beetle Bop is all about different types of beetles – striped beetles, spotted beetles, diving beetles, crawling beetles, flying beetles, flashing beetles… Denise Fleming does a great job of showcasing different beetles throughout the book in her signature paper pulp style.

Build a Beetle Game

In this game, kids will draw beetle parts based on the numbers rolled on a die. For younger kids, you can pre-make the beetle parts. Then, they can just assemble the beetles based on the numbers rolled on the die. I created a printable with the beetle drawing game as well as the pre-made beetle parts. Feel free to use my beetle parts or cut out your own. Click to download the Build a Beetle Game Printable

Build a Beetle Drawing Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Here’s a sample of what the pre-made beetle parts look like. Click on the picture to download the printable.

Build a Beetle Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

 

Aiden wanted to start with the pre-made beetle parts to build his beetle.

Build a Beetle Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

This was great for number recognition on the die and finding the corresponding numbers on the beetle parts.

Build a Beetle Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Then, we moved on to drawing our own beetles. We took turns rolling the die. I read the directions and we drew our beetles.

Build a Beetle Drawing Game Inspired by Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Aiden then wanted to draw his own beetles without using the game {completely fine with me}. Practicing drawing skills and pencil grip is another great benefit of the beetle drawing game!

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Virtual Book Club for Kids Co-Hosts

Here are the blogs co-hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to see what Denise Fleming books and activities they chose. 

Toddler ApprovedThe Educators’ Spin On ItRainy Day Mum– 3 DinosaursLearn~Play~ImagineCrafty Moms ShareReading ConfettiInspiration LaboratoriesMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasKids Yoga StoriesEnchanted Homeschooling MomReady-Set-ReadBoy Mama Teacher MamaPlayDrMomFantastic Fun and LearningGrowing Book by BookRoyal BalooThe Outlaw Mom® BlogKitchen Counter ChroniclesTeach PreschoolMama SmilesCoffe Cups and CrayonsJuggling With Kids – Here Come the Girls

Now it’s your turn! Link up your posts about a Denise Fleming book you read and your related activity {project, craft, recipe, etc.}.

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