Story Time: Creepy Crawlies

This week in online story time, we learned a new letter, “C”, which is the first letter in the words, “Creepy Crawlies”. Have fun with creepy crawlies as you read books, go outside, and discover what insects and spiders do.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Read & Talk

See the world: “Illustrations convey meaning and carry information, especially in non-fiction books where pages are often filled with commentary that is not in the text. Be sure to “read” your way around the pages-read and discuss the captions, tables, charts, and the information conveyed by the illustrations themselves.” 

- www.getreadytoread.org

Activity

Help your child check out a junior non-fiction book from the library such as, “Creepy Crawlers.” Look at the illustrations or pictures first, and then “read” your way around the pages. Ask your child questions like, “Have you seen this before?” or “What does this look like to you?”

Books Presented

Creepy Crawlers by Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Describes unusual species of insects and spiders that have unique features and behaviors that help them adapt to their habitats.

I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year!

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Ed Emberley

A ladybug invites the reader to play a game of “let’s pretend.”

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Creepy Crawlies Family Finger Song

Busy bee, Busy bee, where are you?
There you are, there you are!
How do you do?

Busy bee, busy bee, what do you do?
I build a hive and make honey
That’s what I do

Clever spider…
I spin a web and catch a fly
That’s what I do

Small red Ant…
I carry things heavier than me
That’s what I do

Ladybug…
I eat aphids all day long
That’s what I do

Caterpillar…
I eat lots of leaves so I can sleep
That’s what I do

Butterfly…
I pollinate summer flowers
That’s what I do

– Adapted from Nurseryrhymes.org

Here is the Beehive

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. One…two…three…four…five!
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them land on the floor.
One…two…three…four!
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the tree.
One…two…three! Buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive, Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. One…two…three…four…five.
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.
Buzzzzzzzzz…they’ve all flown away!

– Nurseryrhymes.org

 

The Ants Go Marching

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb.
And they all go marching down,
To the ground, to get out, of the rain.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
…two…tie her shoe…
…three….climb a tree…
…four…shut the door…
…five…take a dive…
…six…pick up sticks…
…seven…pray to heaven…
…eight…check the gate…
…nine…check the time…
…ten…say “The End!”
– Traditional

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Caterpillar Craft

Make this hungry caterpillar craft!

Additional Books

Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars by Margery Facklam

 A close-up look at 13 different types of caterpillars.

Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley

Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.

Incredible Insects: A Counting Book by Sheena Deviah

Can you count all the insects? Check out this ebook on the StoryBerries website!

Creepy, Crawly Bugs by Sandra Markle

Offers a close look at baby insects.

The Best Bug Parade by Stuart J. Murphy

 A variety of different bugs compare their relative sizes while going on parade.

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