This Grouchy Ladybug just wants to fight! He meets all sorts of insects and animals on his journey, until he finally realizes that fighting isn’t all that fun. In this Grouchy Ladybug sequencing activity, your little learners will learn the names of lots of different insects and animals. They will also learn how to read an analog clock.
How to teach reading time on an analog clock:
Children should be able to read the hour and half hour markers on an analog clock by the age of 6. They should be able draw the corresponding times as well. Always remember though that all children develop at a different pace.
For a step-by step guide on teaching time to younger children, go over to this post at mathgenie.com.
The Grouchy Ladybug Sequencing Activity
What You Need:
- Sequencing Activity Sheets (clock and booklet)
- Pin Fasteners
- A stapler
How to use this resource:
Read The Very Grouchy Ladybug or watch the read-aloud on YouTube here. Talk about what the ladybug ate and which animals and insects he met on his journey.
Show the children an analog clock and explain to them that the short hand on the clock points to the hour, and the long hand points to the minutes. Move the short hand and ask the children to tell you what time it is.
Putting it all together:
Prepare the booklets beforehand. Simply print out and staple together. Hand out the activity sheets with the clocks on them. Ask the children to look at an analog clock and copy the numbers in the correct places on their clocks and then to color the pictures.
Help the children to fasten the top part of the clock (with the arrow and ladybug on) with a paper fastener. And it’s time to start reading!
Start at 6 o’clock. The children open their books on the page of the Yellow Jacket. Ask them to ‘read’ the words out loud while pointing to it with their fingers. Then ask them to trace the word and color the picture. Continue like this until all the pictures have been colored and the words have been traced.