Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for caterpillar

Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

snappy little bugs

Song: “On my Toe There is a Flea” – John M. Feierabend and Luann Saunders: Frog in the Meadow

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Song: (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee
Landing on my nose,
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

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: (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Rhyme (with storytime glove): Five pretty ladybugs sitting in the sun.
Wondering what they can do for a little fun.
The first one said, “Let’s ride on the swing.”
The second one said, “Let’s walk on a string.”
The third one said, “I want to go down the slide.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s go for a ride.”
The last one said, “Let’s all spread our wings and fly!”

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side while standing)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral): The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

very busy spider

Song (with shaky eggs): “Caterpillar, Caterpillar” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Closing rhyme