Spring is a great time to explore ladybugs and insects with your children! If you have a free ladybug or insect activity to share, please feel free to link up below!
Strawberry and Blueberry Ladybugs –Ladybug Template
Materials needed: Strawberries (cut off the stems), blueberries, plastic knives, craft sticks, peanut butter (to adhere the blueberries), and the Ladybug template (linked above).
Print the Ladybug template for the children on heavy paper. Have the children cut out the circles and set aside (assist younger children or pre-cut prior to the activity.) The children can use the plastic knives to cut the strawberries and blueberries in half (demonstrate for the children how to properly hold and use the plastic knives to cut the strawberries and blueberries or pre-cut prior to assembly of the ladybugs.) According to one of our 3 yr. olds, “the blueberries are slippery little guys” and younger children may need assistance:)
To assemble the ladybugs: Place the strawberry on top of the ladybug template. Have the children use the craft sticks to dot peanut butter on the blueberries (the peanut butter will adhere the blueberries to the strawberries.) Place one blueberry at the wide end of the strawberry for the “ladybug’s head.” The children can then use more blueberries for the “ladybug’s spots.” Serve the ladybugs with cheese sticks for spring snack!
Other suggestions: Use raisins for the “spots” or with red apple slices instead of strawberries.
Five Little Ladybugs and PowerPoint Presentation
Five little ladybugs climbing up a door
One flew away then there were four
Four little ladybugs sitting on a tree
One flew away then there were three
Three little ladybugs landed on a shoe
One flew away then there were two
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away and then there was one
One little ladybug sitting in the sun
She flew away and then there were none
For additional preschool lesson plans, see the Ladybugs and Insects Theme here on the blog!
If you have a learning activity, tot tray activity, free insect or ladybug printable, food, or a craft that is related to insects and ladybugs, you are invited to link them up to share (yes, you can link up archived posts.) Please grab our blog button code (to the right under REGISTER) or link directly back to this post.
Please have fun, share ideas, and encourage each other along the way. If you will, look over the other activities and visit the blogs! Thank so much for your participation!
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