Virtual Story Time: Bugs!

Did you know fruit flies were the first living thing we sent to space?

Did you know mosquitos are attracted to smelly feet?

Did you know grasshoppers were around before dinosaurs?

Green Shield Bug

Bugs are all around us. They are in our front yard and the kitchen. They swim in the stream down the road and buzz in your ear in the evening. Some bugs eat trash, some glow in the dark, some help us farm, and some can destroy a house! Bugs are amazing!

 

Today's Craft - Buggy Art!

Make a bug collage out of leaves, twigs, and flowers.

Gather your material

Flowers, twigs and leaves to make bugs

What kind of bugs do you want to create? A butterfly? Think about what would make a good butterfly wing. What about the body? Do you want to make a beetle? What could you use for the legs or antenna? With a basket or bowl, go outside and pick some interesting looking leaves, flowers, and twigs to use.

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Use your imagination. You can base your bug on a real bug or one from your dreams.

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Spread out the glue. Be generous here! A lot of pieces probably won't lay flat on your paper so they'll need all the help sticking they can get.

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Arrange your pieces however you like.

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How did it turn out? Check out our creations to the right and share yours with us on social media @alachualibrary

 

Buggy Songs!

 

Do You Like To Buzz?

(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low)

Do you like to buzz?

Are you covered all in fuzz?

Do you call a hive a home

In the garden where you roam?

Do you know how to make honey?

Are your stripes a little funny?

Do you like to buzz?

 

Insects on Me

(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

A fly is on my face

A fly is on my face

Heigh-ho just watch me go

A fly is on my face.

Other verses:

A gnat is on my nose,

A hornet is on my head

A bee is on my back

Source: King County Library System

 

Here is the Beehive

(Fingerplay)

Here is the beehive (make fist)

Where are the bees? (shrug)

Hiding away, where nobody sees

Watch them come creeping out of the hive

One, two, three, four, five (pull out fingers, one by one)

 

Check out these great buggy books the next time you visit the library or pick up this week's Story Time in a Bag for bug books picked out just for you.

My Friend Earth bookcoverBug by Koontz bookcoverSum Bugs bookcoverThe Honeybee bookcoverHello Garden Bugs bookcover

My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan

Bug by Robin Koontz

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi

The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall

Hello Garden Bugs by Duopress 

The Bee Book bookcoverUltimate Bug O Pedia bookcoverBig Book of Bugs bookcover

(Nonfiction)

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner

Ultimate Bug-Opedia by National Geographic Kids

The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer

 

More great bug sites!

Bug Guide

Butterflies and Moths

DK Findout: Insects

Wacky Weekend: Bizarre Bugs

Green Jewel Bugs

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Posted by NaomiB on April 19, 2021