May’s Virtual Book Club is…
Now’ it’s time for some Buggy Fun!
- Observe a Bug
- Create a Bug
- Read a Bug
- Sort a Bug
- Write a Bug
- Play with a Bug
- Listen to a Bug
Science Facts About Crickets
Supplies for Create a Bug
We created our own insects using simple items and our imagination
- pipe cleaners
- egg carton
- wax paper for wings
Sort a Bug
Using bugs you can sort them by their different characteristics. How many legs, wings, sounds, size. It’s great to build vocabulary. We sorted ours here by how many legs and wings. I adore this Build a Bug set from Lamaze. It’s one of those toys that grows with your child, so both my 1 year old and 5 year old can play with it. So glad I found it at a garage sale 🙂 The dollar store is a great spot to find bug to play with too. We like to use those in our Water Table.
Printable Vocabulary Words from The Very Quiet Cricket
We printed both the Sorting Activity and the Vocabulary Activity. Arrange the pictures by retelling the story in order. It’s important for reading comprehension to be able to retell a story. Then we sorted the words by which insect they belong with. This is a good activity for differerent levels in reading. for beginning they can use matching skills to match the names of each insect. Then as they progress in reading you can add the verbs.
Listen to a Bug
We had fun making music with our bug instruments. Another toy that works well for different ages! You could even create your own bug shakers too for friends to bring home.
Noise Activity We had fun sorting out the pictures and discussing which things are loud and which things are quiet.
Listen to Bug Sounds & Discover why they make sounds
Write a Bug
Sequencing Cards and Sorting Activity
Using the sorting pictures you can have your child write about the bug. They can label it with the name or even create a new story about each bug.