Make a ladybug book with your preschoolers

With spring coming there are so many wonderful bugs that can be explored. I love to bring in books about bugs and one of my favorites is Eric Carle’s “The Grouchy Ladybug” book.

I also love to have my students create their own ladybug book.  Each child is given a red construction paper circle that they can draw dots and other ladybug features. I then ask the children to finish the sentence:

What is your ladybug afraid of?

A Kitten
A Dog
A Spider
A Pencil
A Crab
All the pages were laminated then put together in a little book for our reading center.  This was done over 10 years ago and I kept it for my own collection.

By |2010-04-02T08:00:23+00:00April 2nd, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Erica April 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the link and for the cute ladybug book idea!

  2. Centers and Circle Time April 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I’m excited! We’ll be doing this next week:) Thanks for putting it all together, less planning for me!

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