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Ladybug Lesson Plan

Ladybug Lesson Plan

Ladybug Lesson Plan

Songs, art, and additional ideas for a ladybug lesson plan.

Songs And Fingerplays


Lady Bug Lady Bug Children's Song

Ladybugs Fly…
(Three Blind Mice)

Fly Ladybugs Fly Preschool Kids Song

Five Little Ladybugs…
Click on image below to go to post to download.  Print and back with flannel or magnets to retell the story.

Five Little Ladybugs Flannel or Magnetic Board

Never Hurt a Ladybug…


Potato Print Ladybugs…
Using a potato cut in half print red circles. When dry add dots, eyes, legs with black pen.


Ladybug Paper Plate Kids Craft

Click Here Ladybug Paper Plate Kids Craft

Make lady bugs from corrugated cardboard. Cut an oval shape  from the cardboard. Insert three 6″ pipe cleaners for legs through tunnels in the cardboard. Bend legs appropriately and add stickers for spots. Color in eyes or add wiggly eyes.

Ladybug Hand Puppets…
Cut two pieces of felt into oval shapes that are flat on one end – large enough to fit on hand. Then cut two wings to glue onto felt body. Glue on buttons for spots and wiggle eyes, pipe cleaner antennae.

Bug Catcher…
Using an oatmeal container with lid – cut large “window” in side. Glue or tape screen or netting to inside over hole. Punch two holes in sides to add yarn handle.

Ladybug Fingerpuppet…
To make a ladybug finger puppet for each child, collect a supply of red jug lids.Hot glue a black pom-pom to each jug lid forming the head; then glue two wiggle eyes to pom-pom. Using a permanent black marker, embellish the ladybugs back with dots. Insert a ball of clay or playdough into the lid. To use the puppet, a child must press a finger into the dough.


Sensory Table…
Fill with grass this can be either grass from Easter or real grass(depends if you can see it from under the snow in some states). Tuck plastic bugs in the grass, frogs, snakes, along with birds and worms. Add hand held magnifiers and encourge them to search the grass.

Life Cycle…
Put out an assortment of science books, an Insect Lore Ladybug Life Cycle Stages kit and Plastic Magnifying Glasses (1 dz). Let the children’s curiosity be their guide.

For A Fun Counting Center…
Spray paint about 85 large lima beans red. That’s 78 for the game and extras. When the beans are dry provide fine tip markers (permanent) and invite the children to add the dots. Label each container of an egg carton with numbers 1-12. Store the ladybugs in plastic bag. To use this center, a child must match the correct number of ladybugs in the numbered space.

Spots On Ladybugs…

(Click on pic for directions and pattern)

Ladybug Table Top Manipulative Game



Ladybug Snack…
Spread whipped cream cheese that’s been tinted red-orange on an oval cracker. Add raisins for spots.



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