What is our theme? Creepy Crawlies
What is the lesson?
Listen to the read allowed story about the ladybug and listen to the ladybug songs posted below. Afterwards, we will be making a ladybug using your child’s handprint
- CD69. The older toddler creatively explores and experiments using a variety of sensory materials and art mediums.
- PW34. The young toddler controls small muscles in hand.
- CD31. The older infant actively explores the environment to make new discoveries.
Learning Outcome: Discovering a common creepy crawly found in our area. Understanding what ladybugs are.
- Paper plate / Canvas / paper
- Red paint
- Black paint or marker
- Your hand!
- Pom-pom or cotton ball
- Paint Brush
- Lay down your (canvas/paper plate/paper)
- Paint your hand red
- Press hand downwards facing on the surface
- Use a cotton ball and black paint, dip it in the paint, and allow child to make dots on the ladybug
- When handprint is try, draw or paint on eyes
Activity Wrap Up:
Talk about the black spots on the ladybugs. Talk about the color of the ladybug being red. Talk about what body part they used to make this.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Your child recognizes this to be a lady bug after hearing the story red allowed, doing this project, and listening to the songs above.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by going on a ladybug hunt outside. You can also listen to the songs and stories posted above.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
This can be done on any surface. I listed the possible options as canvas, paper, etc. but this activity could also be done on a window with window-safe paint.