The following are ideas for using
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle in the classroom.
- Submitted by Kristin B.
My first graders loved this story so much. We wrote new endings to the story about how the click beetle was turned upright. The children also drew an illustration and made a clothespin click beetle to go with their stories.
- Submitted by Laura Farr
The click beetle feels like he is a failure because he is very clumsy. In my preschool class, we practice balancing to develop gross motor skills. We stand on one foot, walk on a taped line, and work up to a low level balance beam. We also develop our social skills by creating a cheering section while this activity is going on.
- Submitted by Nikki C.
To make click beetles, cut out and decorate beetles from construction paper. Hot glue the paper beetles onto wooden clothespins. Place the beetle on the floor and push the end of the clothespin. It will “click” and flip! Sometimes it will land on its back, and sometimes it will land on its feet.