Due to heat stress, we cannot successfully ship ladybugs in the summer. Please choose delivery dates prior to May or after August.
Safe for children to handle and good for our Earth! NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY IN MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST. IT'S TOO HOT FOR OUR LADYBUG FRIENDS TO TRAVEL!
Tiny, polka-dotted bug friends that are fun to handle and learn about in the classroom. After studying, release ladybugs outside so they can help control garden pests in your community. Over 100 ladybugs in each order! Best in fall or early spring. (Summer shipping is just too hot for these little guys!)
Mesh bag of adult ladybugs
More ladybug information and activities available for download FREE on this website.
Your ladybugs will arrive in a mesh cloth bag. Spritz them with a little water and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Place twigs and leaves in a glass or plastic container or pop-up mesh house. Open your bag with the ladybugs and pour them into your container. Sprinkle some water from your hands down onto the leaves and twigs for ladybugs to drink. You may add some cut raisins for food. Close or cover with cheesecloth, mesh or paper towel (secure in place with a rubberband). Keep ladybugs inside for up to 5 days, then release outside in a shady spot.
Can be shipped in March and April and then again in September and October. Due to heat stress, we cannot ship from May to August.
For instructions on how to care for your ladybugs, view or download:
Ladybug Care Information
Ready to learn more about ladybugs? Get your students reading, observing, counting, writing and drawing with these free downloads.
Simple Science: Ladybug Life Cycle
How does a ladybug get from an egg to an adult flying insect? Read about the different stages of a ladybugís growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the ladybug life cycle.
Simple Science: Ladybug Anatomy
Learn all the parts of your ladybugs! Worksheet and key.
Simple Science: Ladybug Fun Facts
Did you know that ladybugs smell with their feet and antennae? Itís really true! Odd, interesting and humorous facts about ladybugs, plus a quiz sheet for testing your new knowledge.
Simple Science: Looking and Counting
A great exercise for very young students. Students build their observation skills by looking closely at ladybugs and sharing their observations. Teacher instructions and worksheets.
Here are some activities just for fun... Get silly, get creative and do a little word searching when you download these free activities for your classroom.
Fun Stuff: What Can a Ladybug Show You?
Don't just read a book... make your own! Color, cut and fold. Then share with friends and family.
Fun Stuff: Ladybug Coloring
A sheet just for coloring fun.
Fun Stuff: Ladybug Word Search
Get ready for a challenge... Here's a word search that will keep you looking for all the parts of a ladybug.
Fun Stuff: Write a Ladybug Story
Now that you've been learning about ladybugs, tell a story about them... or about one! Write, draw and read aloud.