Songs, Books, and Stories
Ladybugs can be called ladybeetles or ladybirds.
We will play ladybug bingo. We will sequence pictures of the lifecycle of ladybugs.
Butterflies are insects. Their lifecycle is made up of 4 stages.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
We will sequence the stages of the lifecycle of a butterfly.
We will paint a half of a butterfly shape and fold it so its wings are symmetrical.
Ants are social. There is one queen and lots of workers.
We will be worker ants lifting and carrying blocks.
We will use magnets under a paperplate to move paper clip ants around a maze.
Bees help flowers grow and make honey.
We will play a queen bee listening game.
This is Amanda’s last day teaching with us. She will have some special activities planned.
Changes to the environment
The dramatic play area will be a bug lab. Our art area will have materials for making bugs (tissue paper, pipecleaners). Our sensory play will be dirt with bugs. We will sort colorful bugs for small motor play. Large and small motor play will be making anthills in sandbox.