Ladybird activity

Pre-school age

thLadybird, Ladybird

Ladybird, Ladybird,
fly away home.
Your house is on fire,
And your children are gone.
All except one, and her name is Ann,
And she hid under the baking pan.


Facts about Ladybirds

Nearly all ladybirds have six legs and an oval shape body

Many ladybirds have seven spots, but the number of spots varies depending on the species

Ladybirds eat scale insects and aphids

In America they call them ladybugs.

Some people say if a ladybird lands on you, it will bring you luck.


Read the story – ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’

(Give out the word-map for the story)

If you don’t have the book, you can find the story on YouTube


Read the story – ‘What the Ladybird Heard’

The story can be found on YouTube

Can you make a play-doh ladybird?


Give out lady bird colouring template. Colour for next time.


Bugs and bottle tops

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Sorting bugs and bottle tops. If you have some plastic insects (you can buy them on Amazon) you can play this sorting game:

Will need – bugs, bottle tops, tweezers or tongs

  • Use the tweezers to pick up the bugs and place them into the bottle top.
  • Turn the bottle tops over and place the different bugs sitting on top rather than inside the bottle top.
  • Have a variety of bottle top and plastic lids sizes.
  • Sort and match the bugs to the same colour bottle tops.
  • Introduce other items that children can place the bugs onto such as blocks.
  • Problem solving – what can we do with the bugs that are too big to fit into the bottle tops?

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