Story Time

Bugs
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Ugh! a bug by:Mary Bono
Rhyming text and illustrations present various reactions to encounters with such bugs as an ant, beetle, and ladybug.
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly by:Nadine Bernard Westcott
A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.
Two bad ants by:Chris Van Allsburg
When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their former safety.
Anansi and the moss-covered rock by:Eric A. Kimmel
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.
Anansi and the magic stick by:Eric A. Kimmel
Anansi the Spider steals Hyena's magic stick so he won't have to do the chores, but when the stick's magic won't stop, he gets more than he bargained for.
Buz by:Richard Egielski
When a little boy swallows a bug along with his cereal, pandemonium breaks out as the bug searches for an escape, the boy searches for an antidote, and Keystone Cops-like pills search for the bug.
Inch by inch by:Leo Lionni
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.
The giant jam sandwich by:John Vernon Lord
The community makes a giant jam sandwich to get out of a sticky situation.
Little Buggy runs away by:Kevin O'Malley
Little Buggy has a fight with Big Buggy and runs away, with help from some ant friends, but when night falls and the ants have to go home, Little Buggy has second thoughts
You can't catch me! by:Joanne Oppenheim
A pesky black fly taunts all the animals, boasting that they cannot catch him, until he bothers one animal too many.
Songs
CD Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes Pete Seeger
Song: I know an old lady (who swallowed a fly).
Song: Teency weency spider
CD Singable Songs for the Very Young Raffi
Song: Spider on the floor
CD American Folk, Game and Activity Songs for Children Pete Seeger
Song: Shoo fly
Craft
BUTTERFLY MOBILE Supplies needed: Construction paper Pencil Scissors Hole punch Pipe cleaners Thread Large upholstery needle 3 Twigs (about 1 ft long each) Markers or crayons Optional: Glitter glue or glitter See site for additional instructions. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/butterfly/mobile/
Other
BUGS
http://www.thefamilycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/bugs.shtml