Virtual Book Club: Bugs

Kids Yoga Stories is a proud sponsor of the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp hosted by Toddler Approved, Rainy Day Mum, and The Educators’ Spin On It from June 24 to July 26, 2013.

The program is five weeks of theme-related books and activities.  Sign up on their websites to receive updates and a weekly summer camp planner.  The themes are:

Week 1:  Bugs
Week 2: Gardening
Week 3:  Water
Week 4:  Forest
Week 5:  Animal

Each week, I will be posting kids yoga sequences to match the theme, to get children moving, learning, and reading this summer.  Watch for a special Luke’s Beach Day review and giveaway during the Water theme week.

For the first week, the theme is BUGS.

Check out the list of Bug-related books, crafts, and activities on their blogs.

Virtual Book Club: Bug Books and Kids Yoga

Here is a “5 for 5: Five kids yoga poses in five minutes” inspired by The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  The story follows different animals who come to speak to the spider, but she is busy spinning her web.  Five of the animals in the book:

The Very Busy Spider: 5 for 5

Duck – Squat Pose
(Squat down, flap your arms like wings, and quack like a duck)

Dog – Downward-Facing Dog Pose
(On hands-and-feet, with buttocks high up in the air, lift one leg, and bark like a dog)

Cat – Cat Pose
(Come down to hands-and-knees, look up, arch your back, and meow like a cat)

Cow – Cow Pose
(From Cat Pose, look down, roll your shoulders, round your back, and moo like a cow)

Pig – Happy Baby Pose
(Lay on your back, bring your knees-to-chest, roll in the mud, and oink like a pig)

The Virtual Book Club hosts also recommend these bug books:

Over in the Meadow by Jill McDonaldButterfly Butterfly by Peter HoreackCreepy Crawly Calypso by Tony LanghamIn the Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai

Over in the Meadow by Jill McDonald
Quiet as a Cricket by Audrey Wood

The Beeman by Laurie Krebs

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

The Very Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle 
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

Do you have any other bug-related books to recommend?  Have you signed up for the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp? 

See you next week for GARDENING week!

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