Today we talked about the cute, colorful ladybug! Through an exciting nonfiction story, “Bright Beetle”, kids learned facts about the life of this neat insect, such as its eating habits and defense mechanisms.
“Bright Beetle” by Rick Chrustowski
“The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle
“The Very Lazy Ladybug” by Isobel Finn
“Ladybug Girl” by David Soman
For our craft we created a ladybug crown, or headband. To make this craft, we used a ladybug die cut made with our die cut machine. Each child had two ladybugs to decorate a headband which wrapped around their heads. The headband was a standard sheet of colored cardstock (8.5″ x 11″) cut in half lengthwise and stapled to fit the child’s head.
Here is a link to another variation on this theme: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/insects/mladybughat.htm