5 Toddler Activities and Crafts about Bugs

The crafts and stories inside this blog post are not my originals, but all links and credits can be found under each item!

Week 1 of the official stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 mandate here in beautiful Louisiana is down. WE SURVIVED!

Sarah Mozingo and son sitting in chair surrounded by plants

I hope you and your family are navigating this transition well and adjusting to this new normal as much as you can. In my last post, “The COVID-19 pandemic may produce the most resilient generations we have ever seen,” I share some tips about how to thrive during and after this pandemic is over!

On that note, I can definitely say this has been a heck of a transition for everyone in our household. Christian and I decided to pull Izzy out of his daycare a week before the lockdown started due to his allergies acting up, and we are going to try to keep him at home as much as possible through all this.

But just because this little toddler is staying at home doesn’t mean the learning stops! Last week, learning activities and crafts were based around bugs and below I have shared the 5 bug crafts activities our toddler did each day!

Day 1 – The Itsy Bitsy Spider Story and Craft

For the first day of bug week, Izzy learned and sang about the Itsy Bitsy Spider. For the craft, he cut out pictures of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, the waterspout, the Sun, and the rain cloud to glue to a piece of construction paper as he sang the song.

Story/ Song:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Craft:

The Eensey Weensey Spider Worksheet by Super Simple

Eensey Weensy Spider Worksheet
Activity – Super Simple

Day 2: Five Little Lady Bugs Story and Lady Bug Plate Craft

On the second day, Izzy read the story of the Five Little Ladybugs and then made a ladybug out of a red paper plate! He had so much fun constructing his spotted lady!

Story/ Song:

Five Little Ladybugs

5 little ladybugs Use this as a magnetic or flannel board. Download Here.
Image – Nuttin but Preschool

Craft:

Lady Bug Paperplate Craft by Fireflies and Mudpies

Learn how to make a simple Paper Plate Ladybug with kids. It's perfect for summer, insect lovers, and for strengthing fine-motor skills. #paperplatecraftsforkids #ladybugcrafts #easycraftsforkids
Image – Fireflies and Mudpies

Day 3 – B is for Bumblebee and the Beeatitudes

Story:

The “Beeatitudes”

beatitudes.pdf | Beatitudes, Bible lessons for kids, Sunday school ...

Crafts:

Izzy cut out each “beeatitude” and glued them to construction paper and recited each one! He also practicing learning the letter B and colored his B is for Bumblebee worksheet.

The Beeatitudes Coloring Sheet by A Year Off He and B is for Bumblebee Coloring Sheet by Coloring Rocks

Day 4 : Counting Caterpillar

On Thursday, Izzy practiced counting and used his counting caterpillar to guide him!

Craft:

Learning Numbers with a Counting Caterpillar by Powerful Mothering.

Day 5: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Story:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

On the last day of learning about bugs, Izzy read a true toddler classic – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Craft:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Finger Puppet Craft from The Joy of Sharing. Perfect craft for toddlers and preschoolers!

These wonderful crafts and activities will definitely have your toddler or preschooler BUGGIN OUT! Stay tuned for next week’s curriculum – Ocean Friends!

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