Bugs – Toddler Storytime

While I don’t like real bugs, storytime bugs are pretty cute.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

One Little Blueberry
 by Tammi Salzano

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider


Bug in a Rug
BugInARugFlannelboard1BugInARugFlannelboard3Template & Story from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz and Dick Wilmes

Place all the bugs on the board and name each one.  Then put the rug up.  Tell the kids that you are going to play a game and hide one of the bugs under the rug.  They close their eyes, and you hide one bug.  Tell them to open them, then say,

Bug in a Rug
Bug in a Rug
Who is that
Bug in a Rug?

Have the children guess.  Repeat the game until it gets old. (I did it with three different bugs.)  Then have kids name all the bugs again as you put them away.

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

“Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!” from The Wheels on the Bus …and More Musical Stories

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

 ILoveBugsbyDodd Don'tWorryBearbyFoley DaddyIsADoodlebugbyDegen
I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodds
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley
Daddy is a Doodlebug by Bruce Degen

DVD: “Fleas” from Good Morning, Maisy


I went back to the beginning for my welcome song, and decided to use “Clap Your Hands”.  I really like this one, and doing it again after a break made me realize how much.  One Little Blueberry went over really well, and I especially think Can You Make a Scary Face? was a good choice because the groups were very active today.  That provides a nice way to channel energy.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  47 people      11 am: 29 people

* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page

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