Bookish Play : Bug Bear

Bug bear by Patricia Hegarty, is the cutest little story about an annoying bug that finally finds his place.

Bug bear book
Bug bear

How to start

We always start our bookish play in the same way each week, by reading through the book and opening discussion on the characaters, story and talking about the illustrations.

Then we move onto the activity that accompanies the book’s theme.

To compliment this book, I wanted to make our own annoying bugs and to do this I thought we could use some red finger paint and make fingerprint bugs.

Older children could draw more detail on the bugs with markers and if you like you could use googly eyes instead of drawing them on.


You will need:

For this activity you will need:

  • White paper
  • A flat plate or paing palette to pour some paint into
  • Red finger paint
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes – optional

How to play :

Lay out the paper and pour a little red finger paint into the paint pallet.

(I like to use Dala Teddy finger paint as I find the consistancy is not too runny.)

Let your child make fingerprints all over the paper. Each print is a bug.

They can then add details, glue on eyes, ect to each bug.

Making prints
Making prints

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