Bugs – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

Books

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The Big Bug Book by David A. Carter
Bring Me a Rock! by Daniel Miyares
I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Actions Rhymes

Spider Crawl

The spider’s crawling on my leg,
Where will he go?
There is no use in asking me-
Only the spider know! (jump the spider to a different body part)

Now the spider’s on my ____(identify body part)
Where will he go?
There is no use in asking me –
Only the spider knows! (repeat, jumping spider to other part)
Source:More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

Dragonfly, Dragonfly

Dragonfly, dragonfly, flutter around. (flap wings)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, land on the ground. (crouch down low)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, fly up high. (stand on tiptoe)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, touch the sky. (reach arms up high)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, fly down low. (crouch and flap arms)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, land on my toe. (point to toe).
Dragonfly, dragonfly, there is a fading light, (move hands in front of face).
Dragonfly, dragonfly, time to say goodnight. (wave)
Source: More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

A Bee is On My Toe
Tune: Farmer in the Dell

A bee is on my toe. A bee is on my toe.
Heigh-ho just watch me blow.
A bee is on my toe. (blow gently on toe)

(refrain: On my nose; On my head; On my ear)

Source:King County Library System

Ladybug, Ladybug

Ladybug, ladybug, give a hop.(hop)
Ladybuy, ladybug, show your spots. (turn and spread arms like wings)
Ladybug, ladybug, fly around. (flap arms)
Ladybug, ladybug, land on the ground. (sit down)
Source: More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

Ants in My Pants

There are ants in my pants! (start to wiggle)
Ants in my pants, I say!
With those ants in my pants,
I can’t sit still today! (shake head no)
My head wiggles and shoulders, too. (wiggle head and shoulders)
My arms and my fingers…whew! (wiggle arms and fingers)
My legs wiggle, my knees wiggle, too. ( wiggle legs and knees)
I even have wiggles down in my shoes! (wiggle feet and toes)
Out, out, ants, get out of my pants! (make a shooing motion).
Get out of my pants, I say!
With no ants in my pant, (shake head no)
I can really sit still today!
Source: More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

Butterfly Beanbag Rhyme (Used with bean bags)

Butterfly
In the sky
Flap your wings
And up you fly
Back and forth,
To and fro,
Up, up, up
And Away you go!
Source: Small Town Story Time Lady

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

La Cucaracha by A World of Kids Mexico
Bumblebee by Laurie Berkner

Take Home Craft

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Kids took home this craft to make their own spiders. They also received a fly swatter.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 10.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Observations

My preschoolers favorite activity was the “Butterfly Beanbag Rhyme.” We had to do this rhyme 2-3 times because they LOVED making their beanbags fly away.

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