First 5 Years

Bugs

BPL - First Five Years Songs and Rhymes: BugsSpringtime means rain showers, blooming flowers, budding plants, and lots of creepy-crawlies! Check out these books, songs, and finger plays related to bugs and insects.

 

 

 

Babies

Book Jacket: The Crawly CaterpillarThe Crawly Caterpillar
by Judith Nicholls
ISBN: 9780545030267
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(Sung to the tune of: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Flutter, flutter, butterfly.
Floating in the big blue sky.
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter, butterfly,
Floating in the big blue sky.

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Beetle Bop Beetle Bop
by Denise Fleming
ISBN: 9780152059361
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(Sung to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")

The firefly at night goes blink, blink, blink,
Blink blink blink, blink blink blink.
The firefly at night goes blink blink blink,
All around the town!

The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz....
The ants in the grass go march, march, march...
The crickets in the leaves go chirp, chirp, chirp...
The worm in the dirt goes creep, creep, creep...

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
ISBN: 0399208534
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Book Jacket: The Flea’s SneezeThe Flea’s Sneeze
by Lynn Downey
ISBN: 0805061037
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Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle right pointer finger)
Into a corner crept, (place right pointer finger in left cupped hand)
Spun himself a blanket (spin around)
Then for a long time slept. (place head on folded hands)

Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle right pointer finger)
Awakening by and by, ("stretch" right pointer finger)
Found himself with beautiful wings,
Changed into a butterfly! (flutter arms like wings)

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Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees. (clench fist)
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive, (bring out fingers quickly one by one)
One, two, three, four, five! (count with your fingers)
Buzz, buzz, buzz!  (flutter fingers)

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Rhyme: "Little Black Bug - Margaret Wise Brown"
(Encourage your child to make hand motions and sounds for each creature)
 
Little black bug, little black bug, pinch fingers together to show a small bug
Where have you been? shrug shoulders
I've been under the rug,  
said little black bug. Cover pinched fingers with other hand
Bug-ug-ug-ug.  
   
Little green fly, little green fly, put fingers together to show fly-size
Where have you been? Shrug shoulders
I've been way up high,  
said the little green fly. Wave hand in the air
BZZZZZZZZ! Make a buzzing sound
   
Little old mouse, little old mouse, put fingers together to show mouse-size
Where have you been? Shrug shoulders
I've been all through the house,  
Squeak-eak-eak-eak-eak! Make a squeaking sound