Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ladybugs Theme

Ladybugs Theme

Show pictures of ladybugs or collect a couple of real ladybugs and talk about their appearance- size. color, do they have wings? 

 Share some of the Ladybug Facts
Ladybugs are helpful to farmers because they eat smaller bugs like aphids who ruin crops.
All ladybugs are born black.
Ladybugs are a type of beetle.
Ladybugs hibernate for the winter.
Ladybugs are commonly known to be red with black spots, but they can also be found as orange with black spots or black with red spots.

* Please Note more bug related themes are to follow- bugs, bees, spiders, caterpillars and butterflies, fireflies and lighting bugs.**

Yoo-hoo Ladybug By Mem Fox
The Grouchy Ladybug By Eric Carle 
Ten Little Ladybugs By Melanie Gerth
Lara Ladybug By Christie Florie
On My Leaf By Sara Gillingham
Lady Bug Girl Series By David Soman
Counting with a Ladybug By DK
The Very Lady Ladybug By Isobel Finn &Jack Tickle
Look Out Ladybug By Jack Tickle 
Bug on a Bike By Chris Monroe
Lots of Ladybugs: Counting By Fives By Michael Dahl
 Are you a Ladybug? - Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries


 Ten Little Ladybugs
Sung to Ten Little Indians
1 little, 2 little 3 little ladybugs
4 little, 5 little, 6 little ladybugs
7 little, 8 little, 9 little ladybugs
10 little ladybugs flying in the air.

Credit Storybook Stephanie

Ladybugs Fly - sung to "Three Blind Mice"
Fly, fly, fly.
Ladybugs fly..
Fly over here.
Fly over there.
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly-fly slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly.


Found a Ladybug - sung to "Oh, My Darling Clementine"
Found a ladybug, found a ladybug,
Found a ladybug just now.
Just now I found a ladybug,
Found a ladybug just now.

It was red, it was red,
It was red just now.
It was red with black spots,
Red with black spots just now.


Ladybug - sung to "The Muffin Man"

Lucky ladybug has two spots.
Has two spots, has two spots.
Lucky ladybug has two spots>
Lucky ladybug. 


Ladybug Rhyme
Ladybugs all dressed in red
Strolling through the flower bed.
If I were tiny, just like you
I'd creep among the flowers too.


Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs climbing up a door
One flew away then there were four
Four little ladybugs sitting on a tree
One flew away then there were three
Three Little ladybugs landed on a shoe
One flew away then there were two
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away and then there was one
One little ladybug sitting in the sun
She flew away and then there were none


See the Ladybug - sung to "Frere Jacques"
See the ladybug, see the ladybug.
Watch it crawl, watch it crawl.
See it crawling higher,
See it crawling higher.
Watch it crawl, up the wall.

See the ladybug, see the ladybug.
Watch it crawl, watch it crawl.
See it crawling lower,
See it crawling lower.
Way down low, to my toe.

Credit Jean Warren Preschool Express


Ladybug Invitation to Create (Credit
Ladybug Art Activity
One morning I also set  up this invitation to create. The kids used glue and the materials below to create different collages. I always enjoy seeing their creations!
  • Card stock
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Red jewels
  • Assorted ribbon pieces
  • Small pompoms
  • Confetti 
  • Thumbprint Ladybug crafts-- see picture 
  • credit gift of curiousity
Ladybug Counting Mats Printable FREE from Totschooling

Ladybug Scissor Skills Practice Worksheets FREE printable from Itsy Bitsy

Grouchy Ladybug Free Craft Printable from buggy and

 Ladybug Pre & K Printable Pack from itsy bitsy

10 little ladybugs counting stick activity (using a paint stick and pom poms, glue dots and black marker or black paint. Picture credit


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