YES! Spring has really arrived in Ohio! I was getting a little worried about that. What a perfect time to talk about my all time favorite bugs. Bug story times are great - there are so many resources! Today we did mostly butterflies, but we threw in a few flies and other bugs too - mainly because I have a felt set I wanted to use again. Here we go!
Have you seen my BIG Wide-Mouthed Frog felt set? I chose to do this story even though there is no butterfly in it - because I just love to tell this story. I decided that the fact that the frog eats flies was good enough tie-in for me. I always say, do what you love and the kids will love what you do....and it's true.
After HALFTIME, I pulled out the UKE to keep the party going. We did the insect song to the tune of Wheels on the Bus:
The fireflies at night go blink blink blink (dont forget to blink your hands!)
blink blink blink
blink blink blink
The fireflies at night go blink blink blink
All summer long....
The bees in the flowers go buzz buzz buzz (move your hand like a darting bee)
The ants in the grass go march march march (stomp feet)
The crickets on the leaves go chirp chirp chirp (make bird beaks with your hands up to your ears)
The caterpillar in the field goes creep creep creep (move finger like inch worms)
ALL SUMMER LONG
Bunnies story time, you know this part is a big hit with one of my little fellas.
Finally my craft! I love this type of craft and probably do it several times a year. Today's sun catchers were in the shape of butterflies. First, I made a template and drew it onto wax paper like this:
And today we had a bonus! Look what I found while at the dollar store! These were in a package of three. I was going to have a bling-station for the kids to decorate the foam butterflies and bugs with sequins and bobbles, but we were really quite full up today. Because every good fairy deserves a magic wand, I gave them out to all of my little peeps. (and they don't hurt when the boys are whacking each other with them). It was my Easter present to my group.
My story times are racing by these days. I want to go on and on. I am glad my last ones are so fun though because this transition will be harder than the others.
Thanks for stopping by!!