WEB SITES “Buggy About Books” Summer Reading Program 2004
The Activity Idea Place http://www.123child.com/ Great easy art ideas for bugs. Over 1650 activity ideas for young children. Theme-based art, math, science, games, songs, dramatic play and more. Lesson plans and curriculum ideas for preschool and toddler teachers. 2003 “Spring” ideas for bugs, bees and butterflies.
ABC Teach http://abcteach.com/ ABCTeach offers over 5000 free printable pages, including theme units and fun activities: crossword puzzles, word searches and unscrambles.
Amazing Moms http://www.amazingmoms.com Kit Bennett’s Amazing Moms site has “Bright Ideas for Busy Families.” Her party ideas with games, activities and treats include: Lady Bug Party for ages 3-6, Slimy Spider Party for older kids, and Spiderman Party.
Animal Den http://www.animalden.com/ This site is primarily commercial with animal-related products, but it does have lots of bug jokes at: http://www.animalden.net/jh/bugjoke.htm
A to Z Teacher Stuff http://atozteacherstuff.com/ This has great links. Most of the items on A to Z are a bit too “schooly” for libraries, but you might get some ideas, especially for butterflies and caterpillars: http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/butterflies caterpillars.shtml
The Butterfly Web Site http://butterflywebsite.com/ Lots of good clip art and nature related information, mostly not for kids.
CanTeach http://www.canteach.ca/index.html This Canadian site says it has “hundreds of lesson plans, thousands of links and tons of other resources.” There are lots of butterfly poems and songs at: http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems26.html
Mrs. Ann’s Preschool Page http://home.cinci.rr.com/prek/index.htm Art, crafts and more. Caterpillar and butterfly crafts. Spring activities and recipes