Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ladybug, Ladybug!

We're beginning to plan for the summer and, of course, we're planning to present a bug storytime.  I'm not sure that I'll be using ladybugs but I found this not-flannel prop and rhyming game that I made last year and thought I'd share it.  

The Lovely Ladybug
(by Kathryn Roach)

Let’s play a ladybug color game
I’ll give you rhyming clues
If you know it, say the name
Of each color that I use!

The first color for our buggy fellow
Is the color of sunshine
It’s the color yellow.

Frogs in the pond and a fresh snap bean
Did you guess the color green?

The sky above and the ocean too
Such a beautiful color, it's the color blue.

Strawberry ice cream, come on now, think.
You are right! It’s the color pink!

Grapes for jelly on a P B & J,
Purple is the color we say!

Pumpkins or basketballs rolling by
Orange is the color that we now spy.

Fluffy clouds and the moon at night
Did you say the color white?

Roses that grow in a garden bed
Are this beautiful color, the color red.

Ladybug, ladybug up in the sky
Thanks for the fun
and now we say, “Goodbye!”

I traced the large circle and cut it out and glued the partial circle black construction paper head on the file folder and ran the folder through the laminator. Then, I attached the black construction paper circles to the film on the large circle with a teensy bit of double sided tape and ran the file folder through the laminator again.  I hot glued the google eyes and black pipe cleaner antennae on and stacked my colored paper (trimmed to fit) in the file folder with black to start and end with the red.
Now that's a lot of buggy fun at Storytime!


  1. I LOVE folder stories. Thanks for the new idea!

  2. OMG this is sooo cute! Thank you for sharing!

  3. LOVE this and totally doing it for my beetle lesson!

  4. So cute, fun and EASY!!! Great directions. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  5. Glad I found this story. Thanks