The Ant Hill

Once I saw an ant hill with no ants about
So I said, "Dear ants, won't you please come out?"
Then as if the little ants had heard my call
One-two-three-four-five came out and that was all.

Ideas

Each day sing about a different bug and its home. bee-hive, leaf-ladybugs, dirt-worms, sky-butterflies, etc.


A Fly is on my Toe

A fly is on my toe, a fly is on my toe
Hi-ho, just watch him go
A fly is on my toe.

A fly is on my nose...my head...my ear... my elbow...my knee, etc.

Ideas

Each day ask the children which bug they want to sing about. Use your finger as the bug and put it on the different body parts as the children sing about them.


We're Going on a Bug Hunt

We're going on a bee hunt, going on a bee hunt
We're going to see some big ones, going to see some big ones
I'm not scared, I'm not scared
What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day!
There's one!
Flying to the left of me, flying to the left of me
Flying to the right of me, flying to the right of me
Landing on my nose, landing on my nose!
Sssssssswat!

Ideas

Sing about a different bug each day, replacing the name and the movements as necessary.


Caterpillar Story

A caterpillar crawled to the top of a tree (finger crawling up arm)
"I think I'll take a nap," said he
So under a leaf he began to creep (finger under flat hand)
He spun a cocoon and he fell asleep (fist around finger)
For two long weeks he slept in his bed
Till Spring said, "Wake up, you sleepy head!"
He pushed his way out and stretched out wide (finger pushes out of fist)
And he had become a butterfly

Ideas

Sing the song each day. Leave off the last words sometimes to see if children remember and can rhyme.