Little Lambs Stars: Insects

Listen to a book about insects.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story by Eric Carle (YouTube Video)

Say three things you learned about insects.

  • Insects have:
  • Head, Thorax, and Abdomen
  • 6 legs
  • 2 antennas

Sing a song about insects.

Sing the Insect's body parts (“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”)

Insect Body Parts
Head (Point to head.)
Thorax (Point to chest)
Abdomen – abdomen! (Point to stomach)
Head, thorax, abdomen – abdomen!
And eyes (Point to eyes.)
And mouth (Point to mouth.)
And antennae, two (Stick 2 fingers up)
Six legs (Wiggle 3 fingers on each hand.)
And there’s an insect for you!

(Leave off a verse each time you sing and hum.)

Make an insect craft.

Clothespin Grasshopper - You need:

  1. Small Clothespins
  2. Green Paint and Brush
  3. Green pipe cleaner
  4. Tacky Glue
  5. 5mm Wiggle Eyes

Paint a small clothespin green. Let dry. Cut a one 6" piece, and two 3” pieces of pipe cleaner. Bend it into shape for the legs as shown. Glue to the clothespin. Glue on wiggle eyes. Press two pins in place for antennae.


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