Friday, September 9, 2016

Toddler Playschool: B is for Bugs Lesson Plan {free printable}

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The past week has been a bit of a struggle as we focus on more planned, structured activities. But Sunny {2 years} seems to have enjoyed our activities thus far... So we're onto week 2: B is for Bugs. Bug activities for toddlers and preschoolers can be tricky if they have an aversion to creepy crawly things, but these fun activities just may help to make them a little less scary.
 
 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.

Books
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Bee and Me by Ellen J. McGuinness

Songs and Fingerplays
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!

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two,
The little one stops to tie his shoe
And they all go marching down around the town
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!


(repeat and insert the following)
Three by three... The little one stops to climb a tree
Four by four...The little one stops to shut the door
Five by five...The little one stops to take a dive
Six by six...The little one stops to pick up sticks

Seven by seven...The little one stops to go to heaven
Eight by eight...The little one stops to shut the gate
Nine by nine...The little one stops to scratch his spine
Ten by ten...The little one stops to say "THE END"


Itsy, Bitsy Spider
The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

 
The Doodlebugs Song
(Laurie Berkner Band)
Find it here
Download the song here

The Baby Bumblebee Song
I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommy be so proud of me
I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee -
OUCH! It stung me!


I'm squishin' up my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommy be so proud of me
I'm squishin' up my baby bumble bee -
EW! What a mess!


I'm washin' off my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommy be so proud of me
I'm washin' off my baby bumble bee -
All clean!


Literacy
Letter B Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here.
 
 
Click the link below to download 


 If you missed any of the other lesson plans in this series, you can find them here:
 
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