February 4, 2010

Insect Unit Ideas #1: Music

You might think, at first thought, that there aren't that many great bug songs in the world, but you would be wrong. The greatest of these buggy tunes is, of course, the "Ugly Bug Ball."

It's a great song, and it provides a built in excuse to watch the movie Summer Magic or have your own Ugly Bug Ball as a grand finale to your unit.

My other new favorite bug songs were written by a talented and generous woman--Nancy Stewart.

At her site, http://www.nancymusic.com/, Nancy posts dozens of free songs and free activity guides that incorporate her music. Fun, fun, fun! I bought her cd called "Bee-Boppin' Bugs" and loved it.

After working hard to learn all those songs, my children like to show off a little. Every few months we take our little group on the road . . . to two nearby rest homes where the children sing and dance.

They might not remember everything they practiced--but they have a great time.

Summer Magic is available in the Davis County, UT, Library System.

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