¡Misión Posible: Espía la naturaleza, bichos y reptiles! / Mission Possible: Spy Nature, Bugs and Reptiles!

Books to Share

  • The Desert is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre by Pat Mora.
  • Un grillo en mi cocina by Margarita Robleda Moguel.
  • Olmo y la mariposa azul by Alma Flor Ada.
  • La oruga muy hambrienta and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  • Salta, ranita, salta and Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan.
  • Sana ranita, sana by Margarita Robleda Moguel.

Name Tags

Flowerpot and cloud.

Refreshments

Serve raisins and sunflower seed kernels. Tell the kids to pretend they are eating pill bugs and ants. Serve apple juice flavored with cinnamon sticks. In a pot, heat apple juice on low and add a few cinnamon sticks. Stir and remove from heat after it is warmed up.

Fingerplays

La hormiguita

(Tradicional)

Andaba la hormiguita


(Fingers climb up your arms)


Juntando su comidita


(Cup hands together)


Le coge un aguacerito


(Use fingers to show a rainstorm)


Que corre para su casita


(Run fingers down your arm)


Y se metió en su covachita.


(Place fingers just under your bottom)

The Little Ant

(English translation by Rose Treviño.)

A little ant was walking


(Fingers climb up your arm)


Gathering her food


(Cup hands together)


When along came a rainstorm


(Use fingers to show a rainstorm)


So she ran towards home


(Run fingers down your arm)


And dove straight into her anthill.


(Place fingers just under your bottom)

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Rhymes

Agua

(Tradicional)

Agua con la que te bañas


La que te moja al llover


La que corre por los ríos


La que te gusta beber.

Water

(English translation by Rose Treviño.)

Water you use it to bathe


It wets you when it rains


It flows through the rivers


And you like to drink it.

Grillo

(Tradicional)

En las noches fresquecitas


Suele alegrarnos un grillo


Me gusta escuchar su canto


Cuando voy por el camino.

Cricket

(English translation by Rose Treviño.)

On very cool nights


a cricket brings us joy


I like to hear his song


When I go for a walk.

Songs

Las hojitas

(Tradicional)

Las hojitas, las hojitas


De los árboles se caen,


Viene el viento y las levanta


Y se ponen a bailar


La la la la la.

Little Leaves

(English translation by Rose Treviño.)

Little leaves, little leaves


Fall from the trees,


The wind comes and lifts them


And they swirl in a dance


La la la la la.

Que llueva!

(Tradicional)

¡Que llueva, que llueva!


La vieja de la cueva.


Los pajaritos cantan,


Las nubes se levantan.


Que sí, que no,


¡Que caiga un chaparrón!


Que sí, que no,


¡Que canta el labrador!

It's Raining!

(English translation by Rose Treviño.)

It's raining, it's raining!


The lady of the cave.


The little birds are singing,


The clouds are slowly rising.


Say yes, say no,


Let's have a nice downpour,


Say yes, say no,


Sings the farm worker.

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Las hormigas marchan

(Spanish adaptation and translation by Rose Treviño. This is not a word for word translation so that when they march two by two in the Spanish version, the little one does not stop to tie his shoe, but rather stops because "tiene una tos" - he has a cough.)

Las hormigas marchan una por una, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan una por una, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan una por una


La chiquita se para y chupa su dedo


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan dos por dos, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan dos por dos, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan dos por dos


La chiquita se para porque tiene una tos


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan tres por tres, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan tres por tres, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan tres por tres


La chiquita se para y anda al revés


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan cuatro por cuatro, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan cuatro por cuatro, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan cuatro por cuatro


La chiquita se para a ver un zapato


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan cinco por cinco, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan cinco por cinco, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan cinco por cinco


La chiquita se para par a dar un brinco


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan seis por seis, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan seis por seis, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan seis por seis


La chiquita se para a rascar sus pies


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan siete por siete, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan siete por siete, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan siete por siete


La chiquita se para y resbala en aceite


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan ocho por ocho, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan ocho por ocho, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan ocho por ocho


La chiquita se para y se come un bizcocho


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan nueve por nueve, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan nueve por nueve, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan nueve por nueve


La chiquita se para a ver si llueve


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

Las hormigas marchan diez por diez, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan diez por diez, hurra, hurra


Las hormigas marchan diez por diez


La chiquita se para y dice fin, no más


Y después todas se marchan


debajo de la tierra, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

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The Ants Go Marching

(This traditional song is gently adapted by Rose Treviño.)

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching one by one,


The little one stops to suck his thumb,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching two by two,


The little one stops to tie his shoe,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching three by three,


The little one stops to rub his knee,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching four by four,


The little one stops to shut the door,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching five by five,


The little one stops to take a dive,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching six by six,


The little one stops to pick up sticks,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching seven by seven,


The little one stops to pray to heaven,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching eight by eight,


The little one stops to move a crate,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching nine by nine,


The little one stops to climb a vine,


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah.


The ants go marching ten by ten,


The little one stops to say "THE END!"


And they all go marching down to the ground


To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

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Crafts

Bookworm Bookmark

Materials

Directions

Pre-cut bookworm using the pattern and give one to each child to color.

Clouds / Las nubes

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Cotton balls

Directions

Give each child one sheet of construction paper and a glue stick and ask them to make clouds by gluing the cotton balls onto the construction paper.

Guest Presenters

Call a pet store and invite the owner to bring an ant farm to the library so that the kids can see how fast they move. Bring a few magnifying glasses so they can take turns closely examining ants at work. Sing "The Ants Go Marching".

Audio Recordings

  • "La cucaracha" en Infantiles por Hugo Líscano y Javier Galué, Vol. 2 por Hugo Líscano.
  • "El coquí" en Lírica infantil con José-Luis Orozco, Vol. 3 por José-Luis Orozco.

Videos

  • The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash. (8 minutes) Available in English and Spanish.
  • I, Crocodile. (10 minutes)

 



Texas Reading Club 2003 Programming Manual / Mission Possible Spy Book!


Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011