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The Insect Song
(tune: 3 Blind Mice)

Buzz, buzz, buzz.
Bumblebees buzz.
Buzz over here.
Buzz over there.
They buzz up high and they buzz down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They buzz-buzz fast, and they buzz-buzz slow.
Oh, bumblebees buzz!

Repeat the song, replacing the insect name and its corresponding action word with each of these word pairs in turn: grasshoppers/hop, butterflies/flutter, little ants/run, ladybugs/fly, crickets/jump.

Insect Parts 1
(tune: Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes)

Head, thorax abdomen, six legs
Head, thorax abdomen, six legs
And eyes and ears and antennae
Head, thorax abdomen, six legs

Point to the appropriate parts on your body for each of the insect parts. Put up index fingers and waggle them for antenna, and put three fingers out on each side for 6 legs!!

*Art

My Insect Book

My Insect booklet--complete, repetitive sentences on the bottom of each half-page. Have children draw on each page only what is specified.

1st page: An insect has 3 body parts.
2nd page: An insect has 3 body parts. An insect has 6 legs.
3rd page: An insect has 3 body parts, 6 legs, 2 antennae.
4th page: An insect has 3 body parts, 6 legs, 2 antennae. Some insects have wings.
5th page: An insect has 3 body parts, 6 legs, 2 antennae. Some insects have wings. This is my insect.

myinsect.pdf

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*Learning Centers

Bug Dig
Place potting soil in the sensory table and add plastic insects for the children to have fun digging up and matching the ones that are the same.

Group Time

Insect Body Parts

 

Three children form insect body parts by lining up single file and putting hands on shoulders of child in front of them. Instant 3 body parts and 6 legs! Have the first child in each group use index fingers as antennae. Have the children sing the following song "Bugs."

Bugs
(tune: For he's a jolly good fellow)

My head is starting to wiggle;
My head is starting to wiggle;
Around and around and around.
(Repeat, substituting thorax and abdomen.)

Last verse:
My six legs are starting to wiggle;
My six legs are starting to wiggle;
My six legs are starting to wiggle
around and around and around.

Then the children change places and get to be a different body part.

*Ants

*Fingerplays/Songs

A to Z Kids Stuff eBook


Bees Theme Unit
Ages: Pre & K
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Ants
(Tune of "Oh My Darling")

It's an insect not a spider
it has 6 legs instead of 8
3 on this side 3 on that side
and it's crawling on your plate.

*Art

Ants

Cut out three circles and have the children color them brown.
Draw a face on one of the circles. Put the ant together on a piece of construction paper. Add two antennae and six legs cut from black construction paper.

*Bees

*Fingerplays/Songs

Six Buzzing Bumblebees

Six buzzing bumblebees
Flying around the hive,
One buzzes off
And that leaves five.

Five buzzing bumblebees
Flying near my door,
One buzzes off
And that leaves four.

Four buzzing bumblebees
Flying around a tree,
One buzzes off
And that leaves three.

Three buzzing bumblebees
In the sky so blue,
One buzzes off
And that leaves two.

Two buzzing bumblebees
Flying by the sun,
One buzzes off
And that leaves one.

One buzzing bumblebee
Looking for some fun,
It buzzes off
And that leaves none.

Bees that buzz
At my elbows and knees --
No sir, I'm not
Fond of these.

But bees that buzz
Near flowers and stem,
Making honey --
I like them.
Mmmmm!

*Art

Busybees
Need: yellow balloons(1 per child), yellow cellophane, black marker, string, tape

Blow up 1 balloon for each child, have them draw face and stripes on the balloon. Cut wings out of cellophane and tape onto the balloons. Tie a string on and take outside. When they run in the wind the bees fly. Very cute and lots of fun on a spring or summer day. Contributed by: Lori Coutley

Online Insect Jigsaw Puzzles


Insects


Flower and Bee

Insects and Fruit
 

 

*Math/Science

Pollen

To demonstrate how bees help flowers to grow, sprinkle baby powder on the ground outside. Ask the children to walk through it. The baby powder will inevitably stick to their feet and get transferred around. Explain that this is what happens to bees, their feet and legs pick up the pollen and take it to other flowers.

*Stories to Read-Online

Buzzy Bee and Friends
A short illustrated story by Carol Moore.
Buzzy Bee Coloring Pages

*Sites to See


Bee Happy color page

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