November 11, 2022

Storytime Theme - Bugs

 Looking to plan a story time session with the theme bugs? Look no further! This is an exhaustive resource of all bug themed books, songs, rhymes and flannel boards for a fun bug themed story time at your library or school!

Storytime Theme: Bugs 


The Very Busy Spider by Carle 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle 

The Jazz Fly by Gollub 

Inch By Inch by Lionni 

Caterpillar’s Wish Murphy 

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman 

Can You Make A Scary Face by Jan Thomas 

The Honeybee and the Robber by Eric Carle 

I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd 

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek 

How Many Bugs In A Box by David Carter 

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming 

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! By Bob Barner 

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi 

What About Worms?! By Ryan T. Higgins 



Can You Move Like Me? (Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low) 

Can you wiggle like a worm? 

Can you squiggle can you squirm? 

Can you flutter, can you fly, 

Like a gentle butterfly? 

Can you crawl upon the ground, 

Like a beetle that is round? 

Can you move like me? 


The Bugs Go (Tune: The Wheels On The Bus) 

The fireflies in the sky go blink, blink, blink. 

Blink, blink, blink. Blink, blink, blink. 

The fireflies in the sky go blink, blink, blink 

All night long. 

The crickets in the grass go chirp, chirp, chirp... all night long. 

The bees in the hive go buzz, buzz, buzz... all day long. 

The butterflies in the sky go flutter, flutter, flutter... all day long. 

The grasshoppers in the grass go hop, hop, hop... all day long. 

The ants on the ground go march, march, march... all day long. 


The Ants Go Marching  

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah! 

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah! 

The ants go marching one by one, 

The little one stops to suck his thumb, 

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain. 

(two, tie his shoe; three, climb a tree; four, shut the door; five, take a dive) 



Itsy Bitsy Spider 

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. 

Down came the rain and washed the spider out. 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain. 

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again. 


Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar 

Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar (wiggling finger) 

Into a corner creeps (make finger creep) 

He’ll spin himself a blanket (spin hands around each other) 

And then fall fast asleep (mime sleep) 

Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar (wiggling finger) 

Wakes up by and by (open eyes and stretch) 

To find he has wings of beauty (wrists together, flap hands) 

Changed to a butterfly. 


Little Miss Muffet 


Bumble Bee 

Bumblebee, bumblebee, landing on my nose. 

Bumblebee, bumblebee, now he’s on my toes. 

On my arms, on my legs, on my elbos. 

Bumblebee, bumblebee he lands and then he goes. 


Flannel Boards

Here Is The Beehive 

Here is the beehive, 

Where are the bees? 

Hidden inside, where nobody sees. 

Count them as they come out of the hive. 

One, two, three, four, five. 



Very Hungry Caterpillar by Little Story Bug


Five Little Ladybugs 

Five little ladybugs, climbing on a plant, 

Eating the aphids but not the ants. 

The first one said, “same some aphids for me!” 

The second one said, “They’re tasty as can be.” 

The third one said, “Oh, they’re almost gone.” 

The fourth one said, “Then we’d better move on.” 

The fifth one said, “Come on, let’s fly!” 

So they opened up their wings and they flew through the sky. 

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