Today we read The Grouchy Ladybug and talked about what kinds of things made us grouchy. We tried to make a ladybug pretzel snack, played a counting spots game, remembered some story sequencing, and made a clock craft to practice telling time.
The Grouchy Ladybug
Read: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Discuss: Telling Time
Song: Ladybug, Ladybug
Ladybug, lady bug — red and black.
I see circles on your back.
Ladybug, ladybug fly up high…..
fly back safely from – the – sky
I dipped half of the pretzel into red candy melts and added mini chocolate chips to it and let them harden. I dipped the front of the ladybug pretzel into melted chocolate and then added tiny white frosting dots for the eyes.
I printed pages 37-40 of The Grouchy Ladybug download and cut apart the animals. They kids put the animals in order as I read the story again.Ladybug Number Match
I made a file folder game with pages 6-8 of The Grouchy Ladybug download. The child counts how many dots are on the ladybug and then matches them up with the correct number. Ladybug Clock
- 2 paper plates
- clock on pg 10 of The Grouchy Ladybug download
- red paint
- paint brushes
- 2 brass fasteners
- hole puncher
- Paint paper plates – 1 front and 1 back side.
- Cut out the clock and glue it onto center of the red front plate.
- Cut out 2 arrows – 1 small and 1 large for clock hands – and attach to middle of clock on paper plate with brass fastener.
- Take the plate with painted outside and fold in half and cut. Punch hole near top – make sure plates are slightly on top of each other. This will be the wings and will open and close to show the clock on the inner plate.
- Attach a head cut from black construction paper to the head of ladybug so that clock is easily seen when wings are opened. Add eyes to the ladybugs head.
- Add black dots to the top wings with black markers.
Eric Carle Unit Study