Bugs – Toddler Storytime

Spring feels like it’s a good time for bugs.  So this is one of a few bug storytimes I did throughout the system for this Spring Storytime Session.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

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

MOVEMENT: Open, Shut Them*

A Good Place by Lucy Cousins

“Driving in My Car” from Ralph’s World by Ralph’s World

Itsy Bitsy Spider*

Bug in a Rug

Template & Rhyme from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz and Dick Wilmes

For this session, since it was with toddlers, I only put up a few different bugs, and not all 7.  I think I used 4.

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.

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


“We are the Dinosaurs” from Whaddaya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner

SONG: “It’s Time to Read a Book”
(To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
It’s time to read a book
It’s time to read a book
Hi-ho the derry-o
It’s time to read a book.

I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Shake Freeze” from Welcome Home to Maestroville by Little Maestros

MOVEMENT: If You’re Happy and You Know It*

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*


PRESENTED: January 18, 2023 at Central

*To see the words to these movements and activities I use frequently, please visit my
A-capella Movements Section on my Storytime Movements and Music Page

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