Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner
Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ! (bring each finger out as you count)
Song: Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Landing on my nose,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.
Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly, poly, faster, faster, faster!
Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews
Song: “On my Toe There is a Flea” – John M. Feierabend and Luann Saunders: Frog in the Meadow
Song: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)
Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”
Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! [tickle baby]
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!
Book: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,. (children do wiggling action for this verse)
There’s a big fat caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch, etc (munching action)
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter, etc (fluttering action)
Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Caterpillar caterpillar Wiggle fingers of one hand
In the tree, in the tree Spread arms like branches
First you wiggle this way Wiggle hand left
Then you wiggle that way Wiggle hands right
Look at me, look at me Point to self
Song (with shaky eggs): “Caterpillar, Caterpillar” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun