Songs about critters in the garden

Photograph of a female Monarch Butterfly en ( ...
Photograph of a female Monarch Butterfly on a hybrid Milkweed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Going on a bug hunt! (sing to the tune of “Going on a bear hunt!”

We’re going on a bug hunt!
We’re going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh my! A bee!
A black & yellow bee,
Flying over the flowers.
BUZZ…..

We’re going on a bug hunt!
We’re going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! An ant!
A tiny, black ant,
Crawling through the grass.
Shh…

We’re going on a bug hunt!
We’re going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! A grasshopper!
A big, green grasshopper,
Hopping around the tree.
Boing, boing…

We’re going on a bug hunt!
We’re going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! A butterfly!
A pretty, orange butterfly,
Floating in the sky.
Whoosh, whoosh…

We’re going on bug hunt!
We’re going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh my! A spider!
A big black spider,
Creeping on the tree. Creep, creep…
Now go for a real bug hunt in the garden!  Make a bug identification guide of bugs you most commonly come across in then garden and ideally provide either bug boxes or magnifying glasses for students to be able to better study their finds.   You may want students to record observations or drawings of their bugs in their plant journals.


Roly-Poly Caterpillar

Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle index finger)
Into a corner crept, (place index finger in other cupped hand)
Spun around himself a blanket (spin around)
Then for a long time slept. (place head on folded hands)
Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle right pointer finger)
Wakening by and by, (“stretch” right pointer finger)
Found himself with beautiful wings
Changed to a butterfly. (flutter arms like wings)

Ladybugs (sing to the tune of Yankee Doodle”

Ladybugs are in my yard.
Just look at them devour
Those pesky aphids on the leaves
Of Mother’s pretty flowers.
Never hurt a ladybug.
We need them in the garden.
Ladybugs help flowers grow
So we must never hurt them.

Insects  All  Around
Improvise a tune or sing to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Lady bugs and butterflies,
Buzzing bees up in the sky.
Teeny, tiny little ants,
Crawling up and down the plants
Many insects can be found
In the sky and on the ground.

Looking for worm songs?  Click here!

 

Or how about snail songs? Click here

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