Monday, March 28, 2011

On Being Entomologists

This week, we are entomologists (or as we also like to say, "Bug Scientists").  Mr. Two is loving to classify our bug collection.

We have two groups:  insects and not insects.  (Yes, we are very scientific in our classifications, and we usually have to have at least one car to help us in our discoveries.)

The insects go in the bug catcher.

The others go back on the grass.

How do we know which are the insects?

We count of course!

Six legs?  Check!

Three body parts?  Check!

Antennae?  Check!

Perhaps a pair of wings?  Check!

Well, then, you have yourself an insect!

Want a little song to help you remember?  Well, we're happy to oblige!

(sung to the tune of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes")

The Insect Song*

Abdomen, abdomen.

Abdomen, abdomen.

Six legs to help me move all around.
If you see me on the ground,
Don't step on me!

*I think this little tune was something I found in a primary grades activity book from Creative Teaching Press several years ago (sorry, I don't remember the source.)

Linking here and here.  Join the fun!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, love the bugs! Even my girlie girl will enjoy this! There is a great song by Dr. Jean on her Kiss your Brain CD called The Insect Song, would go great with this activity! Thanks for sharing!!

    Angie @