Within this unit, I’ve listed activities for many books about bugs, but there are certainly more to be considered! Here are a few I’ve enjoyed with many a little one. Please comment with your own favorites as well! I’m always up for a new read!
Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk is a fun rhyming read that mixes the concept of friendship with counting, while introducing a myriad of creepy crawly characters along the way. You may also want to check out the simplified counting book version, or other titles in the Miss Spider series.
Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? by Anne Rockwell mixes bugs and plants in a guessing game format for one fantastic summertime read.
Icky Bug Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta lists a bug for every letter and gives brief, factual information about each one. From the ants to the zebra butterflies this icky book keeps kids reading! Don’t forget to include other informational, non-fiction bug books in your collection! Especially when it comes to creepy crawlies, sometimes truth is stranger – and more fascinating – than fiction.
If you’re looking for a read-aloud or books for older children, consider some favorites from your own childhood, like James and the Giant Peach with its wonderfully oversized buggy characters; the 1961 runner-up for the Newberry Award, The Cricket in Times Square; or the timeless classic, Charlotte’s Web.
And in case you missed them, here are the book activities listed here previously:
Eric Carle Author Study:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Art Activity)
- The Grouchy Ladybug (Math Activity)
- The Very Busy Spider (Art Activity)
- The Very Lonely Firefly (Science and Dramatic Play Activity)
- The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (Physical and Creative Activities)
- The Very Quiet Cricket (Science Activity)
What are your favorite books starring the creepy and crawly?
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