Bug Theme Week

My son loves bugs, especially The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Typical boy, right?! So I jumped on his interest and found amazing sources for a fun filled bug week.

Letter of the week is C.

Review tracing of letter A. He’s getting better!

Review tracing of B. still having a little trouble with the double curve.

For his ABC Book. C is for camoflauge, crayons, cat. i add the visual reminders for him to remember sound.

Watermelon Picnic Number Match.

Did an awesome job counting the seeds with his finger.

Scissor skills. he cut the inages out with little help. (I had to hold paper)

We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then used the story to illustrate the lifecycle of a butterfly.

tracing shapes

tracing more shapes

This is a great source. I would put the bugs “in” the jar and then have him count them. I made it tricky by then asking him to only count the green ones.

He really enjoyed this one and it was a great manipulative for him to actually move the bug that he was counting. This helped him not lose track of which bugs he counted.

He id’d the bugs and then glued them on the picture he wanted too. He did a great job! he even said “the bee has to go with flowers, because I see them flying around flowers outside!” Mommy mind blown, in a good way!

Learning how a bee, a grasshopper , a butterfly and a caterpillar protect themselves.

Finger painting. Who doesn’t love finger painting?!

turning it into something great!

A sweet Lady Bug!i had him count the dots when he was done!

Firefly’s in a Jar. This was so much fun. I used his thumbprint for the body, and pointer fingers for wings. i then added the motion dots behind the firefly’s/ While we were making this he was talking about how they only come out at night.

Tracing rhombus’/diamonds. He is learning both words.

number 3 sure is tricky. He still needs a lot of help on this. we are going to keep practicing.

This week’s Letter! Tracing again and it has improved a bunch!

Review of letter A….Much Better!

Review of letter B…Even Better!

Counting 3!

Number puzzle. Counting the items on the puzzle and then finding the number to match.

Tissue paper snail! He saw a snail crawling on our back door a few weeks ago. So once I found this activity, I was so happy to use it.

Drawing its eyes. he was holding the marker wonky,but i let it go.

All Done!

 Links to where I found all these lovely craft ideas and Worksheets. I am so thankful that i was able to find these sources! I even used some of my own ideas too! There is the teaching degree working…YAY!

C is for cross- http://www.catholicicing.com/bible-alphabet-crafts/

Numbers practice-https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Practice-Pages-for-1-10-733229

Alphabets of all sizes- http://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-handwriting-worksheets-for-preschool/

Shape tracers www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com

Giant letters-http://www.themeasuredmom.com/printable-block-letters-150-ways-fill/

Alphabets of all sizes- http://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-handwriting-worksheets-for-preschool/

Butterfly lifecycle- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:insect%20freebie

Paper plate lady bug-(I used as a reference and used what I had at home to create) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88031367693497996/

Bugs in a jar- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88031367693165299/

Firefly s in a Jar- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88031367693497977/

Bug habitat (I only used parts of this packet. I cut out images and used on the math mats. Some were way above my sons level. Saving for when he gets older) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Insect-Unit-Gone-Buggy-147318

Snail Paper plate- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88031367693497995/

*BONUS* We watched Disney’s “A Bug’s Life”