Preparing For Play Time: Making Antennae and Choosing Bug Songs
Dramatic play themes often involve costumes, and preschoolers can transform themselves into bugs by making antennae headpieces. The students can wear their antennae during all of the dramatic play activities.
Black plastic headbands (1 per student)
Black pipe cleaners (2 per student)
Black pom-poms (2 per student)
1) Assist the children in bending the bottoms of the pipe cleaners so that they will lie flat against the headband surface. Leave plenty of space for the rest of the pipe cleaners to stick straight into the air.
2) Ask the children to glue their pipe cleaners onto the headbands. When the glue dries, give each child two black pom-poms to glue onto the tops of their pipe cleaners.
Choose some songs about insects, spiders, and other creatures to play during the bug theme dramatic play session. Suggestions include "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider", "The Ants Go Marching", and "Itty Bitty Bug Song".