This week I'll be sharing what we did at my preschool last week during four days of Bugs + Butterflies Camp. We started each day in the yard or going on short walks in search of bugs...a good magnifying glass came in handy for getting close up to the creatures we found.
Day 4-All about beetles and ladybugs
- A female ladybug lays more than 100 eggs in her lifetime
- A ladybug bites if you squeeze it, but the bite doesn’t hurt
- In winters, ladybugs do not eat and survive on their stored fat
- The spots on the body of the ladybug fade, as it gets older
We read: Are you a Ladybug? by Judy Allen (I really fell in love with Backyard Books for this camp).
This book teaches children about the lifecycle of a ladybug from egg to adult.
We also read: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Carle books are always a favorite in my preschool. This story is no different, it was fun and made the children giggle.
We sang: The Ladybug
When strolling through the garden, you should chance to see
A ladybug out walking, please say 'hi' for me.
For a ladybug is a good bug, and helps the garden grow
She's supposed to bring good luck, so be sure and say 'hello'.
And also sang:
Ladybugs all dressed in red
Strolling through the garden bed
If I were tiny just like you
I'd creep among the flowers too.
And also sang:
Found a beetle, found a beetle, found a beetle just now
Just now I found a beetle, found a beetle just now.
It was black, it was black, it was black just now
It was black with yellow spots, it was black, just now.
For snack we ate: Strawberry and dried plum ladybugs
We made: Potato print ladybugs with black finger prints for spots.
We also made: A random assortment of beetles and bugs out of beads and 18 gauge wire (leftovers from the bubblewands we made in May). For some we added pieces of organza for wings.