A Lady Bug literacy activity which includes letter match, and writing letters.
Read: “Five Little Ladybugs” by Melanie Gerth and Laura Huliska-Beith
Rhyme: Two Little Lady Bugs Flying To and Fro.
Materials needed: 4 pieces of construction paper: yellow, black, red, orange; word cards, letter cards, pencils, small lady bug pictures or stickers; scissors, glue.
Word Cards: Create a word card for each color of Lady Bug and attach to the corresponding piece of construction paper.
Letter cards: Using index cards, glue picture or affix sticker on one side. On the other side write a letter. Do as many letters as you need to spell out the words on the word cards.
Letter Activity: Set out the letter cards next to the word card sheet. This activity can be done two ways.
1. Set all letter cards with Lady Bug Picture up. Have the children take turns picking a letter, and comparing it to the word card. Then placing the letter underneath the word card if it is there.
2. Set all the letter cards with the Lady Bug down. With the letters showing and let the children spell out the words on the word cards.
Extension: Give the children index cards and pencils. Let them write out the word card and place on the sheet.
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