Bug Songs


Tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, thorax, abdomen, abdomen (x2),

Eyes and Mouths,

Antenna too,

Six legs, and that’s an insect for you!


I got this song from the mailbox magazine.  But my class of four and five-year-olds added the claps, jumps, clicks, etc.  Enjoy!

Bug Song. (sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

Oh, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider, *clap, clap*

Yes, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider, *clap, clap*

I’d go “creepy-creepy-crawly” down your hall and up your wall-y!

Oh, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider! *Clap Clap* (clap hands twice)

Oh, I wish I were a yellow honeybee, *clap, clap*

Yes, I wish i were a yellow honeybee, *clap, clap*

I’d go “buzzy-buzzy-buzzy” and my stripes would all be fuzzy!

Oh, I wish I were a yellow honeybee! *2 claps, 2 stomps* (stomp feet twice)

Oh, I wish you were a wiggly caterpillar, *clap, clap*

Yes, I wish I were a wiggly caterpillar, *clap, clap*

I’d go “munchy-munchy-munchy.” All the leaves would be my lunch-y!

Oh, I wish i were a wiggly caterpillar! *clap, clap, stomp, stomp, click, click* (2 clicks with tongue)

Oh, I wish I were a small red army ant, *clap, clap*

Yes, i wish i were a small red army ant, *clap, clap*

I’d go “trompy-trompy-trompy” over hills and through the swamp-y!

Oh, I wish i were a small red army ant! *clap, clap, stomp, stomp, click, click, jump, jump*

Oh, I wish i were a hungry little skeeter, *clap, clap*

Yes, I wish i were a hungry little skeeter, *clap, clap*

I’d go “bitey-bitey-bitey” when you went outside at night- y!

Oh, I wish i were a hungry little skeeter! *clap, clap, stomp, stomp, click, click, jump, jump, shh, shh!*


Sung to the tune “Head and Shoulders.”

Head and thorax, abdomen, abdomen,

Head and thorax, abdomen, abdomen,

Antennae, wings and six legs too!

Don’t let this bug land on you,

Shoo, bug, shoo!

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.