My favorite books and supplies to start our preschool year!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Insects (or Bugs)


  • Sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"
    1. Make your own spider to help sing the song.
    2. Roll some playdoh into a ball.
    3. Cut 2 pipe cleaners into 4 pieces each (8 total). Stick these into the playdoh for legs.
    4. Press 2 googly eyes into the playdoh.
    5. Insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of the spider to hold while singing the song!


  • Play with "Cootie Bugs" Amazon sells them here.
  • Make inchworms or insects
    1. Cut an egg carton in half lengthwise (so you have 3 bumps).
    2. Use popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, paint or anything else to create insects
  • Go outside and look for insects (under rocks!)



  • Before you read … 
    1. Make your own annoying fly by gluing a paper fly (or plastic fly) to a popsicle stick or skewer. Click the image above to print!
    2. As you sing the ABC song, "fly" the pesky fly around the room, making buzzing noises and tapping kids on their shoulder.
    3. Have the kids tell how the fly bugged them during the song.
    4. Tell the kids this book is about another pesky fly.
  • After you read …
    1. Cut out the first letter of each child's name.
    2. Dip a paintbrush in paint and flick over a piece of paper to create the splattered art used in the book.
    3. Repeat with several colors. Glue the letter to a page (& add a plastic fly if you'd like).

Snack Idea: Edible Insects ... push 6 stick pretzels into half a banana. Add raisin eyes with a dab of honey glue.


  1. I like the banana insects- very cute.

  2. I love your blog. The activities you provide are wonderful to do with grandchildren!


I love your comments! Feel free to leave a link if you've done any of these activities with your kids. I'd love to visit your blog!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...