Bug Songs

“I’m A Big Cicada” (tune- I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a big cicada with eyes of red,
I fly around and hit you in the head,
I crawl up from the ground and climb a tree,

I make a funny noise that’s just for me!

Butterfly Hunting (fingerplay)

With a net I go hunting
To catch a butterfly.
When he’s caught I turn him loose,
To fly back to the sky.


Sing to the tune “Are You Sleeping?”
Big bugs, small bugs,
Big bugs, small bugs,
See them crawl, on the wall,
Creepy creepy crawling,
Never never falling,
bugs, bugs, bugs!

Here’s a song that we sing when we learn about insects:

The fuzzy little caterpillar went up into a tree,

Spun his cocoon, and then he went to sleep.

While he was sleeping, he dreamed that he could fly,

And when he woke up (sigh), he was a butterfly!

(you can make all the actions with your hands)

When I did a unit on spiders and insects, I put a length of rubber rain gutter in the water table and placed a plastic spider in it.  Using a child-sized pitcher, the children poured the water through, washing the spider out while singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”  They loved it!

My four-year-olds love to interact with this bug song:

A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,

We’ll catch a (butterfly,spider,etc – let each child have a turn in choosing a bug),

Put it in a box, and then we’ll let it go!