Bugs!

April 16, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Books

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley
Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Brendan Wenzel
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

Music

“Spider on the Floor” by Raffi, Singable Songs
“Ants in Your Pants” by Johnette Downing, Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs
“Flick a Fly” by Hap Palmer, Walter the Waltzing Worm

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is the Beehive
Here is the beehive. Where are the bees? (Hold up fist.)
Hidden away where nobody sees. (Shield fist with other hand, as if hiding it.)
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive, (Bend down to look closely at fist.)
One, two, three, four, five. (Hold up fingers, one at a time.)
Bzzzzz . . . they’re alive! (Move arms out and wiggle fingers.)

Song: The Ladybug Has Spots (with flannelboard)
(Sung to “The Farmer in the Dell”)
Change number of spots on the flannel ladybug each time you sing the song.

The ladybug has spots,
The ladybug has spots.
Can you count the number of
This ladybug’s spots?

Movement Activity: Caterpillar Crawl
Have children sit in a circle and use their fingers to make their caterpillars crawl on various parts of their body as you call out commands. (“Caterpillar crawl on your head! Caterpillar crawl on your nose.”) Whenever you say “Butterflies fly!” the children stand up and fly around the circle once and sit back down at their places.

Fingerplay: Two Little Dragonflies
Use hands to represent the dragonflies flying in different directions.

Two little dragonflies
Both in flight.
They zoom left
And then zoom right.
They zoom up
And they zoom down,
But for our story they sit down!
Shhhhhh . . . .

Song: If You’re a Bug and You Know It
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re bee and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re a grasshopper and you know it hop like this: Hop! Hop!
If you’re a butterfly and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a caterpillar and you know it move really slow.
If you’re at storytime and you know it sit back down.

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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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