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    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    Ladybugs are also called Ladybeetles or Ladybirds. They help farmers by eating aphids.


    "5 Little Ladybugs"

    We will play a ladybug bingo game.

    We will sequence the life cycle of a ladybug.

    We will play with ladybug flannelboard pieces.


    The bodies of fireflies glow. We see them at night in summer.


    We will shine flashlights in the dark.

    We will use crafts sticks to make fireflies.


    Ants are social. There is one queen and lots of workers.


    We will be worker ants and carry blocks.

    We will make a maze on a paper plate and use magnets to move the ant(paperclip) through the maze.


    Bees have stingers that can hurt people. Bees help too. They help flowers grow and make honey.


    We will play a Queen bee listening game.

    We will have snack of honey.


    Spiders are not insects. They are arachnids.

    Super Spiders

    We will make spider webs using paper plates and yarn.

    We will paint over spider webs made of glue.

    Changes to the Environment

    Our dramatic play area will be a bug lab. The art area will have craft sticks and pipecleaners available. For sensory play we will work with mud dough. We will make ant hills in the sandbox for construction play. We will use our small motor skills to pattern and sort small insect manipulatives. We will move our bodies on a giant "spider web".

    Special Notes