Webs, Wings, and Wiggly Things for 3-5 year olds

Did you know that more insects are living on the earth than all the animals and people together?  Even though some look strange, I love them all so much.  Let’s learn more about them in a book!

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Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Animal Homes

  • What animals make their homes in the trees?
  • What kind of home do you live in?

The Bee and the Elephant 

  • Where is Little Bee’s home?
  • How would you feel if you couldn’t find your home?

Busy Ants

  • What language do ants speak?
  • What languages do you speak?

Incredible Insects: A Counting Book

  • What color is the grasshopper?
  • What’s the highest number you can count to?

One, Three, Five, HELP

  • How many friends does it take to flip the coconut beetle over?
  • Use the other questions at the end of the story.

Amazing Ants

  • Where do the ants carry the sweet?
  • Use the other question at the end of the story.

Nina Plays with the Butterflies 

  • How long did it take for Nina to see the butterflies?
  • What kinds of butterflies have you seen?

Where Do These Ants Go?

  • Where do the ants eat the biscuits?
  • Have you ever followed a trail of ants?

Fly by. Bye!

  • Use your imagination. Where is the fly?
  • What kind of adventure would you like to go on?

How Many?

  • How many animals are in the story?
  • If you have pets, how many pets do you have?

Cicada’s Song 

  • Can Cicada sing the other animals’ songs?
  • What kind of songs can you sing?

The Ladybird 

  • What does a Ladybird look like?
  • A ladybird is spotted. What kind of patterns do you like?


  • How many butterflies are in the story?
  • Do you want to fly like a butterfly?

Wiggle Jiggle 

  • What are the wiggly worm’s favorite foods?
  • Do you know any other facts about worms?

The Hungry Snail

  • Why was the snail scared?
  • What kind of food makes you happy?

La Abeja y la Flor

  • ¿De donde agarran el jugo las abejas?
  • ¿Cuáles flores son tus favorites?

La Lagartija en la Pared

  • ¿Tomas el sol como la lagartija?
  • ¿Que haces cuando estás afuera?


  • ¿Cuales amigos estaban en la historia?
  • ¿Has hecho un hogar para ti y tus amigos?

El Parque de las Mariposas

  • ¿Si cae una mariposa en tu cabeza, qué haces?
  • ¿Donde has visto mariposas?

Oruga Bailadora

  • ¿Cuales son las comidas favoritas de la oruga?
  • ¿Qué sabes de orugas?

Araña, Araña

  • ¿Cuántos ojos tiene una araña?
  • ¿Cuando come la araña?
  • ¿Has visto una araña?

El Caracol Hambriento

  • ¿Por que tenia miedo el caracol?
  • ¿Que tipo de comida te hace feliz?

Things to Do Together

Draw: Draw a picture of your favorite insect! Do you like ladybugs? Butterflies? Caterpillars? Snails? Spiders?

Move: Call out these actions and practice your best bug impressions–inch on the ground like a caterpillar, hop like a grasshopper, flutter like a butterfly, buzz like a bumblebee! 

Play: what web, wings, or other wiggly things can you find? Go out and explore your yard, neighborhood, or a local park to see what you can find!

Create: Make an edible ant hill together! It’s tastier than it sounds :) You’ll need a clear plastic cup, chocolate pudding for “dirt,” graham cracker crumbs for the “sand,” and then either chocolate chips or raisins as the ants. Enjoy!

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • Did you learn about any new jobs?
  • Is there a job you would like to learn more about?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

  1. Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!
  2. Read Stella Luna on Storyline Online
  3. Take a back yard field trip with PBS Kids – video disponible en español
  4. For more bug-themed learning activities, click here, o aquí para español

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Webs, Wings, and Wiggly Things for 3-5 year olds
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