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Other Insects

Every Insect

Every insect (ant, fly, bee)
Is divided into three:
One head, one chest, one stomach part.
Some have brains.
All have a heart.
Insects have no bones
No noses.
But with feelers they can smell
Dinner half a mile away.
Can your nose do half as well?
Also you'd be in a fix
With all those legs to manage:
Six.

Dorothy Aldis


Hug a Bug

Hug a bug,
Hug a bug,
But don't EVER
hug a bee!
It might sting
your nose,
your hand,
or your knee.


Bugs

(to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In")

Oh, when the bugs go marching in,
Oh, when the bugs go marching in,
Oh, how I'll see the ants and the beetles,
Oh, when the bugs go marching in.

Oh, when the bugs begin to crawl,
Oh, when the bugs begin to crawl,
Oh, how I'll see the roaches and termites,
Oh, when the bugs begin to crawl.

Oh, when the bugs come flying in,
Oh, when the bugs come flying in,
Oh, how I'll see the moths and mosquitoes,
Oh, when the bugs come flying in.

Oh, when the bugs begin to buzz,
Oh, when the bugs begin to buzz,
Oh, how I'll hear the bees and cicadas,
Oh, when the bugs begin to buzz.

Oh, when the bugs begin to leap,
Oh, when the bugs begin to leap,
Oh, how I'll see the fleas and the crickets,
Oh, when the bugs begin to leap!

Meish Goldish


Little Bugs

A teeny little bug
Goes climbing up the grass,
What a lot of tiny little legs he has!
I can see his eyes,
Small and black and shiny.
I CAN'T THINK how it feels to be so tiny!

Rhoda Bacmeister


Bugs

I am very fond of bugs.
I kiss them
And I give them hugs.


Bugs Come Out In Spring

(to the tune of "When the Saints Come Marching In")

Oh when the bugs come out in spring
Oh when the bugs come out in spring
I want to be outside watching
When the bugs come out in spring
I'll see some crawl; I'll see some fly
I'll count how many go marching by
I'll watch and see how many I know
Of the bugs that come out in spring.


Beetle

The beetle crawls on leaf and twig,
Not caring that it isn't big.
It eats its fill, and then, well fed,
The beetle, its elytra spread,
Does fly to other bush or tree,
Where more morsels it hopes to see.

Sue Chehrenegar


Firefly

Firefly, firefly,
Wow, how you glow!
Under your body
You light up below!
Firefly, firefly,
Wow, how you shine!
At night in the dark
I can see you just fine!

Meish Goldish


Firefly

A little light is going by,
Is going up to see the sky,
A little light with wings.

I never could have thought of it,
To have a little bug all lit
And made to go on wings.


Fireflies

I like to chase the fireflies,
Chase them to and fro'
I like to watch them dart about,
Their little lamps aglow.

In the evening's twilight dim
I follow them about,
I often think I have one caught,
And then his light goes out.

I cannot tell just where he is
Until he winks, you see,
Then far away I see his light,
He's played a joke on me.

Grace Wilson Coplen


Fly

A fly flies by, quicker than the eye!
On two thin wings, it darts up high.
Those tiny wings can really fly!
Beating 200 times a second - oh, my!
The fly goes Buzz as it flaps in the air.
The Buzz you hear are the wings going by!
So if a fly ever catches your eye
Don't ask why it buzzes - you now know why!


Grasshopper

Hop, Hop, Hop
My, what strength
A grasshopper hops
Twenty times its length
Hop in the grass
Or on a single blade,
Hop in the sun
Or hop in the shade.
Farmer says, "Grasshopper,
Stay off my crop!"
There goes the grasshopper,
HOP, HOP, HOP


Crickets

What makes the crickets "crick" all night
And never stop to rest?
They must take naps in daytime
So at night they'll "crick" their best.
I wonder if they just take turns
And try to make it rhyme'
Or do a million crickets
Keep "cricking" all the time?

Helen Wing


Snail

He cannot fly.
He cannot hop.
He cannot run at all.
But you should see
The way he goes
Slowly up the wall.

He cannot skip
Or race about.
He has one way to go;
And as I watched him
I must say
He's good at going slow.

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