Poems and Fingerplays
Once I saw an ant hill, (make a fist)
With no ants about.
So I asked, “Dear Little ants, (talk to “ants" in fist)
Won’t you please come out?
Then, as if the little ants
Had heard my call.
One, two, three, four, five came out! (hold up fingers one by one)
Marching very tall. (march with hand)
Butterfly Song (tune of Farmer in the Dell)
The butterfly lays her eggs….
The caterpillar hatches out….
The caterpillar eats the leaves….
The caterpillar goes to sleep….
The caterpillar becomes a chrysalis……
The butterfly pops out….
The butterfly flies away…..
Three Little Ladybugs
One little ladybug with spots on its wings,
Landed right beside me as I played on the swings..
Two little ladybugs flew around a flower,
Then crawled beneath a leaf
To nap for half an hour.
Three little ladybugs did summersaults and flew.
High above the treetops, ‘til the day was through.