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Grasshoppers: A Non-Fiction and Literacy Unit


Grasshoppers are the great musicians of the insect world. In honor of grasshoppers everywhere, this fun and an educational product have been created just for your class full of budding scientists.

This product includes everything and more to learn all about these incredible insects. There are three Informational articles:
1. Incredible Insects
2. Amazing Arthropods
3. Hidden Musicians (all about grasshoppers)

Then students create and complete a flip up book which includes diet, habitat, body parts, life cycle, three facts, and cute clip art. All the information needed to complete this beautifully artistic flip up book is included in the articles.

Plus there's, even more, insect and grasshopper activities for students to work on in science centers or individually including:
✔One page “Amazing Insects” Poster Page
✔Grasshopper Organizer
✔Vocabulary Flip Flap book
✔Vocabulary Activities:

Vocabulary words include:

✔Life Cycle Diagram for a Grasshopper
✔From a Grasshopper’s Perspective Writing Activity
✔Directions, templates, organizers, and photos of student samples of a completed book are enclosed.
✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge

This is a Digital Download. No Physical Product will be shipped. 



  • These specific files are ©2018 Heart 2 Heart Teaching, LLC. All rights reserved.
    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
  • Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).
  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


How will I receive my download?
Once purchased, you will first receive an order confirmation email. Right after that, you receive a separate email with a link that you will click to download the zipped file. You will receive one or more PDF files.

What if I can't find the email with the Printable in it?
If you're using Gmail as your mail service, be sure to check the "spam," "promotions," and "updates" folders/tabs! Your email will be sent via our automated system (omitting the potential for human error) so if you ordered the download and entered the correct email address, you can be sure it's in your email somewhere!

What's a ZIP file?

Many of our resources are in a compressed ZIP file. A ZIP file is a compressed folder with multiple files. A ZIP file takes up less storage space making it easier to download. ZIP files are able to be opened easily, just follow the steps below depending on your system. 

For Microsoft Windows:

  1. Right click  on the ZIP folder
  2. Choose Extract All from the menu
  3. Choose a place to save the file
  4. Click Extract

For Google Chrome:

  1. After it finishes downloading
  2. Click on the download box at bottom left of the browser page 
  3. Click Extract All at the top of the page

For Mac Users:

  1. Double click on the ZIP folder
  2. The file should automatically extract

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Where do I print my download?
For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

Having Printing Issues?  

Many of our files are PDF’s are large units with a lot of graphics and photographs. Sometimes, it may look fine on your screen, but may not print out correctly. If you’re having trouble printing a PDF, please be sure that you're opening the PDF with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

After downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader:

  1. Open the PDF
  2. Click Print
  3. Select Shrink oversized pages
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Check the box: Print As Image
  6. Click Print