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Go Bug Hunting
Submitted by Pam
Go bug hunting (note tell your children not to touch the bugs, or they could be stung) while singing:
Hunting Bugs
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!
Buggy Aquarium
Submitted by Cheryl
Put a lot of bugs in an aquarium. Make sure the lid fits well. Let your kids watch the bugs. They will enjoy seeing the bugs as well as learn a lot.
Bumble Bee Dance!
Submitted by Tina
With your kids imitate the different bee dances. You can find a video with the dances in most places (National Geographic has a few).
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Play
Submitted by Paige
Have your children act out "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Some children can be food while other children pretend to be the caterpillar munching on the food.
*Have the children hold cardboard paintings of food
*Use a sheet for the child to wrap themselves up in to form a cocoon
*Make butterfly wings out of cardboard for the butterfly to wear
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Class Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
Paint a rolled up newspaper. Then trace each one of your children's hands. Paste their hands onto the caterpillar body having their fingers be the caterpillar legs.
"The Grouchy Ladybug" Clock
Submitted by Jenni
To help your children tell time make a clock to go along with "The Grouchy Ladybug"
Make a clock face on a round piece of red paper (draw numbers around one side of the circle). On the other side of the circle make ladybug spots. Attach black strips of paper for the legs and a black circle head. Attach the clock arms with a brass fastener. As you read the story have the children adjust the clocks to the time in the story.
"The Very Quiet Cricket" Rule
Submitted by Paige
Use the book "The Very Quiet Cricket" to tell your children that they should not talk in the hall. Tell them they are all crickets and only adult crickets can make a noise
Edible Insect
Submitted by Tanya
Make an insect using celery sticks for the body, carrot legs, licorice antennas, and raisin eyes. To hold it all together use peanut butter.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Eating Healthy Lesson
Submitted by Jan
Talk to your children about eating healthy by using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Talk to them about how healthy the caterpillar grew when eating healthy (Strawberries, Plums, Oranges, Apples, Pears) and how his stomach hurt when eating junk food.
Marching Ants
Submitted by Heather
Let your pretend to march like the ants do.
Ants Go Marching Book
Submitted by Amy
To go along with the 'Ants Go Marching' Song have your children make a book each verse has its own page. You can use fingerprints, colored rice, etc to make ants.
Ants In Sand Snack
Submitted by Sue
Crush graham crackers in a zip-loc bag and put in raisins for a delicious snack.
Bugs on a Log
Submitted by Sue
Spread Peanut Butter on Celery and then sprinkle raisins on top to make a bugson a log snack.
Note: Check for Food Allergies Before Providing peanuts to any child
Cracker Bug
Submitted by Sue
Spread thick cheese or peanut butter on a cracker and then stick 8 noodles or pretzels into the peanut butter or cheese to make the legs. Finally add raisans, olives or chocolate chips for eyes.
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