As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity for parents and tots to activate at home. Use our files to create your own twirling ladybugs, then share your work with us by tagging @cheekwood on Instagram and using #cheekwoodtots!
Here’s what you’ll need:• Ladybug template
*See template below
• Crayons, markers or colored pencils
Directions:1. Print 1-2 templates. Color or cut out of colored paper
2. If using only two sides, glue them together with a string in the middle. Hang up.
3. If using 4 sides, fold each ladybug in half down the wing line. Glue the ladybugs together with a string between them to make a more 3D ladybug.
4. Hang them up and let them twirl!
Try pairing the activity with one of these books:
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Look Out Ladybug! by Jack Tickle
The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn and Jack Tickle
Ask your explorer: • How many spots are on your ladybug?
• How many spots do you think a ladybug can have?
• How many different colors do you think ladybugs can be? Can you name the colors?
• How do you think ladybugs help our garden and plants? They eat other bugs that want to eat plants.