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Insects: April 6-10th


PINTEREST PAGE

Use this link to access various activities in our School-Wide INSECT unit. There are some wonderful links to these actives and MANY more!!!

https://www.pinterest.com/kristincmorrow/bugs-and-insects/

Read-A-Loud

Ant Cities by Arthur Durros-After listening to this book it might be fun to create an ant hill with paint, crayons, or markers leaving spaces inside the hill for ants to live, such as the drawing to the right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPps6gs_EaU&feature=share


Read-A-Loud

Next to an Ant by Mara Rockliff-Learn what is tall next to an ant, a snail, a mouse, is tall or what is short.and even a shoe. It might be fun to find items at home that you can use to see what

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WQ7Qy1-ik&feature=share


Literature

From Caterpillar to Butterfly, by Deborah Heiligman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lItvNJ6YY98

Literature

A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFW0Pk9uNY

Literature

Gott Go, Gott Go, by Sam Swope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mRbX090P-0

Literature

Clara Caterpillar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smE11VNm3HA

Literature

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XrPyF4Mpl4&t=26s

Literature

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiGEjz5b0Q&t=5s

Literature

Ladybug at Orchard Avenue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv73h58RWDg

Literature

How to Hide a Butterfly & Other Insects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fafhKQvi9rY

Literature

Bug Hunt by Tom Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nL7On2gBkw

Literacy

Letter Swat - Draw / write letters on paper or with chalk on the ground/floor. Use a fly swatter and “swat” the letters called out by an adult or sibling.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/744360644649666157/


Mathematics

Bugs and Insects: Count and Clip Cards - Print and Use Clothespins to match the number of bugs and insects to the corresponding numeral.

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Science

Insects: Educational Video for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJlfBNyBKQA


Science

Insects have three body parts: head, thorax abdomen; they have 6 legs, compound eyes and two antennae. You can sing this song to "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." "Head, Thorax Abodomen, Abdomen; Head, Thorax, Abdomen, Abdomen; Compound eyes, Six legs and Two antennae; Head, thorax Abdomen, Abdomen." If you go on a bug hunt and find a creepy-crawly, count the legs and body parts to determine if it is a spider (2 body parts, 8 legs) or an insect.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8e/54/d5/8e54d50269fa322ed3885f90a8c1a7c0.jpg

Nature/Science

Spend time outside creating a Roly Poly Habitat

https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/make-roly-poly-habitat-kids.html?utm_content=buffer6f5d7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Nature/Science

Nature Art Insects - Find leaves and objects outside to put together for form insects, including part: Head, Thorax, Abdomen, and Antennae

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206813807876572121/


Music

5 Hungry Ants-Enjoy counting down to this fun song about ants at a picnic.

https://youtu.be/zoyTo_ICWj0


Music

“Fireflies” Song by Laurie Berkner

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/119345458854995539/


Music

“All Around My Yard” to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”

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FINGER PLAY


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Art

Painting Butterfly Wings / Symmetry

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/744360644649958730/


Art

Potato Ladybug Stamp

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AWWJDYOw6AoGAJFvYXka1v96KA67sHp2dqUfpjXFJVC47p0ibzl3c_o/


Art/Math

Create a Honey Comb

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/honeycomb-craft_55


Art

Bug Prints

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206813807876572123/


Art

Eric Carle Insects

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206813807876572115/


French

Using the Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (in English) access the youtube link for the French version. I usually read one page in French followed by the same page in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1bNjhCv9OI&list=PL83Qz6QDA-nYrYpHZumhhWbSaT3XDy0AO&index=3


Gross Motor

Use the attached Action Cards. You can cut the pictures into flash cards and ask the children to "Fly like a ladybug." etc.

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Gross Motor

Bug Hop - Draw pictures of insects (three body parts, six legs) on sidewalk or driveway. Hop from insect to to insect. Now skip around them, in and out. Add other movements (gallop, crawl)

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Gross Motor

Print the attached MOVEMENT DICE. Roll and make the movement of the insects.

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Gross Motor

Mosquito Tag: Play mosquito tag! The person who is “it” has a supply of small, inexpensive stickers (check the dollar store). He/she tries to tag the other players by placing a small sticker (dot stickers would be fun!) on them as a “mosquito bite.”

Fine Motor

Bug and Insect Play Dough Fossils

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AULpVtOfxVJ6EChjAvXVbybMVz2-yZdJqeAB4n99H-XuqtHkQUVe9NM/


Fine Motor

Play Dough Insects

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206813807876572120/


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