Happy Earth Day!
In celebration of nature, I have been singing “There Are Lots of Bugs In My Garden” for several weeks with the Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Zebras. I started with three basic bugs the first week: butterfly, ladybug, and bee. The next week, I added a roly poly, worm, and fly. This week, I added a beetle, ant, and dragonfly.
The students picked a picture faced down and found themselves with a bug. After everyone had a bug, I sang and called for one bug to “fly,” “wiggle,” or “roll” to the garden, which was my green scarf. The students had to identify their bug, listen for when their bug was named, and then place it in the “garden.”
All the students have enjoyed seeing the different bugs, learning the names of the bug, and sharing what they know. We talked about the color of the butterflies (blue and orange), whether the bugs were same or different, and counted how many were in the garden.