Not much can cause chaos in your classroom like the surprise appearance of a bug. Some students scream; others immediately want to make it a class pet. A few brave volunteers quickly step forward to catch or kill the unwanted guest. No matter their reactions, there can be no doubt that kids find bugs fascinating. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our favorite (and yes, groan-worthy) insect-themed jokes and bug puns for you to share with your class the next time a flying or crawling visitor appears.

1. How do bees brush their hair?

How to bees brush their hair? With a honeycomb! Bug puns for kids

With a honeycomb!

2. Why was the bug carrying the bottle of air freshener?

Why was the bug carrying the bottle of air freshener?

It was a deodor-ant!

3. Why did the principal hate insect jokes?

Why did the principal hate insect jokes? She found them to bee irritating!

She found them to bee irritating!

4. What do spiders and baseball players have in common?

What do spiders and baseball players have in common?

The both catch flies!

5. How do bees get to school?

How do bees get to school? On the school buzz! Bug puns for kids.

On the school buzz!

You and your students will love learning all about insects that live in colonies with this critical thinking activity.

6. Where do wasps go when they get sick?

Where do wasps go when they get sick? The wasp-ital! Bug puns.

The wasp-ital!

7. What do fireflies eat between meals?

What do fireflies eat between meals? Light snacks!

Light meals!

Check out this awesome lesson plan for creating a firefly craft.

8. What do we call an insect that is good at everything?

What do we call an insect that is good at everything? A slaying mantis!

A slaying mantis!

9. My dad said I should watch the movie about the giant bug…

My dad said I should watch the movie about the giant bug...

He said it was XL-ant!

Use this pun and this awesome activity to introduce the concept of area to your students.

10. Why wasn’t the butterfly invited to the dance?

Why wasn't the butterfly invited to the dance? It was a moth ball!

Because it was a moth ball!

11. What insect is smarter than a talking parrot?

What insect is smarter than a talking parrot? A spelling bee!

A spelling bee!

12. How did the spider search for his new home?

How did the spider search for his new home?

By web-browsing!

Want to help your students learn the difference between spiders and insects? Check out this ready-to-go lesson plan!

13. Why are frogs so happy?

Why are frogs so happy?

Because they eat whatever bugs them!

14. What do you call a bug with a bad perm?

What do you call a bug with a bad perm? A frizz-bee!

A frizz-bee!

15. Yesterday, I thought I had a bug in my pants…

Yesterday, I thought I had a bug in my pants...

It was just my fly!

Watch your students discover how flies’ compound eyes help them survive in this interactive lesson.

16. Why do so few bugs live on military bases?

Why do so few bugs live on military bases? Because of the strict no-fly zones!

Because of the strict no-fly zones!

17. Why did the fly want to breathe fire?

Why did the fly want to breathe fire?

It wanted to be a dragon fly!

Want to bring some buggy fun to your math lessons? Check out this “swat-team” lesson on rounding numbers.

18. Did you know that most beetles are insects?

Did you know that most beetles are insects? The rest of them are small cars!

The rest of them are cars!

19. Why did the blood-sucking insect learn Latin?

Why did the blood-sucking insect learn Latin?

They wanted to be a roman-tick!

Let your students learn more about another blood-sucking bug, the mosquito, with this engaging activity.

20. Did you hear about the new app where ticks do funny dances?

Did you hear about the new app where ticks do funny dances?

It’s called Tick-Talk!

Reading comprehension and amazing insect facts collide in this activity, perfect for your 2nd and 3rd graders.

21. Which insect is the hardest to understand?

Which insect is the hardest to understand? The mumble-bee!

The mumble-bee!

22. Can bees fly in the rain?

Can bees fly in the rain?

Not without their yellow jackets!

23. What food delivery service do insects like best?

What food delivery service do insects like best? Grub hub!

Grub Hub!

24. Why did the police want to arrest the spider?

Why did the police want to arrest the spider?

She put a bug in the world wide web!

Help your students understand food webs with this fun bug-related lesson.

25. How do fleas travel?

How do fleas travel? They itch-hike! Bug puns.

They itch-hike!

Keep the insect adventures going

 

 

 

 

Check out Harry’s Big Adventure, created by Terminix, for engaging, hands-on lesson plans, activities, videos, and more for grades K-6! There you will find a metamorphosis lesson with a colorful matching game, writing activities featuring a delightful cast of insect friends, and even information on how to have a real-life bug expert share an exciting virtual class talk about insects!

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