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Ladybug Ladybug!

by on Aug 7th, 2010

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Besides circles, we are also currently discussing the color red! Hence… the red apples and now, the ladybug! :)

We started off by reading the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle! We did however have to simplify it since we were dealing with toddlers! After telling them the story, we showed them our ladybug! I let them play with it a little and later on asked them if they wanted to make a ladybug of their own! So if you want to make one too.. here’s how!




What you will need:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Red construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Googly eyes



Step 1: Pre-cut the body, wings, antennas, legs and spots on the red and black construction paper as shown above.


Step 2: Glue on the black spots on one side of both circles

Step 3: Fold the circles and glue them on each side of the ladybug’s body (For the toddlers, this part can be a little tricky, so be sure to help them out.)


Step 4: Add more circles on the outer fold

Step 5: Glue on the eyes, antennas and legs. (For our toddlers, we had to help them glue on the legs)

Step 6: Let your ladybugs fly!


While doing that, you might like to sing this song too! I just found this over YouTube and the kids had a blast playing pretend! The song also helps them learn the different parts of their body!


 Frank Leto’s Ladybug


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Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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