I hope you have been enjoying the Playful Preschool series. If you haven't already, I would encourage you to follow the hashtag #playfulpreschool so you can find all of the educational posts by our group of blogger educators. This week the theme is 'Creepy Crawlies.' I decided to create a song that taught the difference in the number of legs between insects and spiders. It also introduces a little bit of basic math. The repetition of singing the song with different insects and spiders reinforces the learning, both in terms recognizing the difference between insects and spiders and memorizing the simple math problems.
This song is sung to the tune of Dem Bones and you can download the free printable and use it with your children or students. The Sugar Snaps picked up on the song quickly and it helped them identify basic differences between insects and spiders.
Here is a video of Capri singing (with me) so you can hear how it sounds with the tune.
If you try this song with your children or students, I'd love to hear about it. Have you done activities related to insect and spiders? Feel free to share in the comments.
MORE Creepy Crawly Activities for Preschoolers #PlayfulPreschool
Preschool Songs: I'm a Hungry Spider by Growing Book by Book
The Creepy Crawlies Kingdom by Learning 2 Walk
Number Word Spider by Tiny Tots Adventures
Creepy Crawly Slime Recipe for Kids by Fun-A-Day!
Spider Web Construction - An Engineering Activity by Rainy Day Mumm
Spider Life Cycle and Sequencing Cards by The Preschool Toolbox
Insects and Spiders-Counting and Math Song by Capri + 3
Creepy Crawly Gifts Kids Can Make by The Educators' Spin On It
Learning About Composting Worms by Raising Lifelong Learners
Making Creepy Crawly Crafts with Leaves by Life Over C's