Complete the grasshopper by drawing on the extra legs and antennae and giving it a face - and then get out the crayons for some colouring.
Grasshoppers are a fun insect for kids to learn about because of the way they hop. Learn a little about them here, and enjoy our printable grasshopper activities.
Did you know?
Grasshoppers are a fascinating insect and like crickets they are known for the singing sound made by the males to attract a mate. Grasshoppers make this sound in a slightly different way to crickets, by rubbing their legs against their wings rather than rubbing their wings together.
Fun Fact: Grasshoppers can leap around 20 times as far as their own body length - thats like you or I jumping the length of an entire football pitch!
Our Grasshopper Resources
Here's a more challenging complete the picture puzzle. This friendly grasshopper has some pieces missing! Use the picture below to help finish the drawing at the top.
Will you decide to use our printable as a frame or are you brave enough to attempt the challenge of coming up with a grasshopper acrostic poem? There are four pages to our pdf so you choose and print the one that best suits your need.
Our grasshopper colouring page is a fun addition to a minibeast project or perhaps a book study of James and the Giant Peach.
Trace over the letters of the word grasshopper with your child's forefinger to familiarise them with the letter formation. Then they can colour in the picture…
Here is a handwriting worksheet featuring the grasshopper – one for more confident children, perhaps?
No study of minibeasts would be complete without the grasshopper! Grasshoppers were my son's favourites and he would spend hours in the summer rummaging around in the park looking for them!
There is a jolly green grasshopper on this printable poster. It could be useful for a minibeast display or maybe James and the Giant Peach?
This poster shows a grasshopper in wonderful, close-up detail. Look at its powerful legs, ready to hop...
We have two versions of this grasshopper story paper, lined and handwriting lines, for some minibeast-themed creative writing fun.
If your child needs a little extra help, choose the gridded version of our grasshopper symmetry worksheet. The grid will help them visualise the reflection.
A fun addition to a minibeast project for young children. Trace the dotted lines to complete our grasshopper tracing page.
Perhaps a summer walk or a read of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach has inspired an interest in grasshoppers. This simple grasshopper fact finding worksheet is a good starting place.