Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bugs Theme


Show examples of bugs (laminated on a stick or use feltboard bugs)- you can count them? Ask what they are? Let them know to look for these in the stories we are going to share today all about BUGS!

Please note this lesson includes books that have all different bugs in them. I am planning or have published separate blog posts on specific bugs- ladybugs, caterpillars and butterflies (posted), spiders, fireflies or lighting bugs etc. 

Look! Bugs! By Stephanie Calmenson
The Bugs go marching By  Rozanne Lanczak Williams (paperback)
I Love Bugs By Emma Dodd
I Love Bugs By Philmeon Sturges
Some Bugs By Angela Diterlizzi
Mrs. Peanuckle's Bug Alphabet By Mrs. Peanuckle
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs By Bob Barner
I Like Bugs By Margaret Wise Brown
Bugs Galore By Peter Stein  
The Bug Book By Sue Fliess
Yoga Bug By Sarah Jane Hinder 
Hello World, Backyard Bugs By Jill McDonald
The Best Bug Parade By Stuart Murphy  

Buggy Bug By Chris Raschka

Sung to: "A- Hunting we will go"
A-hunting we will go
A -hunting we will go
We'll catch a (insert any insect here)
and put it in a box
(loudly) and then we'll let it go!


o   If your happy and you know it (intro song)
o   Itsy Bitsy Spider with egg shakers
o   Can’ t wait to celebrate Song #2 Blue Jim Gill CD-

o   Bean bag song #3- on Bean bag CD

o   **Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs

o   Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD

o   I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves)

o   The Tempo marches on with (egg shakers )from Orange Jim Gill CD

o   Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves again if you wish)

o   ABC song (use egg shakers)

o   #2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD


CRAFT: Bug head bands
White headband pieces- use either long white construction paper or sentence strips from the teacher's store work great!
Tape, stapler,glue sticks,Pipe Cleaners (antennae),Bug Eyes (Cut outs)
They can use the headband (long strip or short pieces attached  with either  glue or tape them together if needed)
Then glue eye cutouts on strip.
Color with crayons or markers
Tape pipe cleaners made into antennae (they can curl around their finger or a crayon or marker)
They can staple together once they fit the band around their child’s head.

credit --picture from pinterest
Make fingerprint bugs- using paint or ink stamps and fingerprint- you will have to let ink or paint dry before adding other features- like eyes, wings, antennae. 

Swat the bug learning activity

Bug Fossil Playdough Invitation 

Fly Swatter Painting-- do in an open area and be prepared for a bit of a mess-- My suggestion outside on the grass where you can later rinse away the splattered paint. 

Bug Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable 

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