Praying Mantis

Welcome friend this this week with experience early learning (formally mother goose time) we learned about camouflage bugs. We want to share our praying mantis day with you…. let’s start off with our favorite preschool song!!! If You’re a Mantis and you know it….

sing to the tune of “happy and you know it”

If you were a mantis and you know it,

Turn your head.

If you’re a mantis and you know it,

Turn your head.

If you’re a mantis and you know it,

And you really want to show it,

If you’re a mantis and you know it,

Turn your head.

…. stand up tall …… jump up high. … clap your hands

We had so much fun this week Inventing Insects with our pattern blocks.

Mantis Mask

Supplies ( supplied from EEL)

Paper plate, pipe cleaner, circle stickers, and one jumbo craft stick

Your supplies: Markers, blue and yellow paint, scissors, tape


• ask, “ How are mantises heads different from yours?”


• encourage children to cut their plates in half then cover them with a mixture of blue and yellow paint.

• Ask “ what color are you making by mixing blue and yellow together?”

• Add eye stickers then use the pipe cleaner to make antennas.

• Attach a craft stick to the mask as a handle.


• encourage children to pretend to be mantises turning their heads to find specific objects, like a sink, toy box, book.

I hope you all had a great week and we will see you again next week. Thanks for stopping by.

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