This week our students learned about creepy crawlies. They had so much fun making activities involving new vocabulary words. During creativity, kids made a ladybug and a bee with their footprints, they also made beautiful butterflies made out of coffee filters, caterpillars made out of fruit loops, a very hungry caterpillar made with their hand prints as well as a cup resembling a planting pot of dirt (cookies) and (gummy) worms.
In our physical development, the children enjoyed marching like ants, crawling like worms, flying like bees and butterflies using costumes, puppets, and fun songs to sing along.
They loved the book by Eric Carle “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and the “Butterfly Kiss” by Vicki Churchill. Our students learned that bees make honey and that they live in a beehive. Kids also learned that caterpillars make a house called a cocoon before transforming into beautiful butterflies.
During exploration time kids had fun sorting different types of bugs into containers!
This week’s vocabulary words were:worm, bugs, dirt, grass, beehive, bees, fly, swatter, ladybug, grasshopper, cricket, ants, anthill, caterpillar & butterfly
Next week’s vocabulary words and concepts: Easter Bunny, Making Baskets, Coloring Eggs, Hide/Seek/Find