Spring is a great time for exploring nature and all of the bugs flying about. My kids love getting outside and seeing what they can find. Even on rainy days, they love learning about flowers, plants, and insects. If your children like nature and finger plays, this Spring Ladybug Craft is great to make together and then use with the Five Little Ladybugs poem!
Spring Ladybug Craft
You can make your own ladybug finger play gloves in just minutes with supplies from your local craft store!
What You Need:
- Stretchy gloves
- Foam ladybug stickers
What You Do:
- Lay the glove flat on the surface. Decide how you wish to arrange the ladybug stickers.
- Peel and stick the ladybugs to each finger. Press firmly so they stay in place. If you wish, you can reinforce with craft glue.
- Add a few leaf stickers for extra pop. These are usually included with the package of ladybug stickers.
Once your glove is made, you’re ready for the poem! If your kids like puppets, they will probably enjoy playing with their new ladybugs while they learn the poem!
Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs dancing on the shore,
One danced away and then there were four.
Four little ladybugs dipping in the sea,
One chased a fish and then there were three.
Three little ladybugs admiring the view
One skipped off and then there were two,
Two little ladybugs bathing in the sun
One flew home, leaving only one.
One little ladybug was all alone.
She called her friends on the telephone.
They came back, now there’s five
To dance and sing the ladybug jive!
-by Pam Schiller and Richele Bartkowiak