Ladybug Ladybug!

Besides circles, we are also currently discussing the color red! Hence… the red apples and now, the ladybug! 🙂

We started off by reading the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle! We did however have to simplify it since we were dealing with toddlers! After telling them the story, we showed them our ladybug! I let them play with it a little and later on asked them if they wanted to make a ladybug of their own! So if you want to make one too.. here’s how!

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What you will need:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Red construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Googly eyes

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Step 1: Pre-cut the body, wings, antennas, legs and spots on the red and black construction paper as shown above.

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Step 2: Glue on the black spots on one side of both circles

Step 3: Fold the circles and glue them on each side of the ladybug’s body

(For the toddlers, this part can be a little tricky, so be sure to help them out.)

Step 4: Add more circles on the outer fold

Step 5: Glue on the eyes, antennas and legs.

(For our toddlers, we had to help them glue on the legs)

Step 6: Let your ladybugs fly!

Red Apples

Here is a painting/pasting activity for the kids! It’s really easy to do and my 2-year old students really had fun doing it! 🙂

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What you need:


  • Small paper plates
  • Red paint
  • Glue
  • Red Japanese Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Green Art Paper

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Step 1: Cut the paper plates into apple shapes.


Step 2: Cut small circles using the Japanese Paper. (You may also use a different kind of paper)


Step 3: Cut the brown paper into stalks and the green paper into leaves


Step 4: Mix the paint with the glue. Make sure not to put too much glue. 1/4 glue, 3/4 paint.


Step 5: Paint the paper plate “apple”


Step 6: Stick the small circles


Step 7: Stick the stalk and leaf on top.


Step 8: Have fun hanging them on your door or posting them on your wall! 🙂