We had a great week learning all about the letter Ll and Ladybugs! We had so much fun learning songs, making paper plate ladybugs and reading stories all about these cute little bugs. I found an adorable song from Sesame Street that I remembered from my own childhood. We watched “The Ladybug’s Picnic” and sang along, click here to listen to the song too.
We read two real stories all about the life cycles of ladybugs. “A Ladybug’s Life” by John Himmelman and “Ladybugs” by Mia Posada take a look at the many changes ladybugs make during their lives.
We also read two more books on ladybugs, “Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy” by David Soman and Jacky Davis and “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle.
Sing With Me
The Itsy Bitsy Ladybug
(to the tune: “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”)
The itsy bitsy ladybug climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the ladybug out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy ladybug climbed up the spout again
I’m a Little Ladybug
(to the tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little ladybug on the go,
Landing on an arm, then an elbow.
See me fly around and around your hand,
Then watch as on your thumb I land.
Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs sitting in a tree,
The first one said, “I’m glad I’m me”
The second one said, “I feel great too”,
The third one said, “How about you?”
The fourth one said, “It’s time to fly away”,
The fifth one said, “We’ll talk another day.”
Arts and Crafts
We started our craft by painting paper plates red. Then we cut the plate in half and used a brass brad to attach them to a black circle, added a head, antennas and black spots.