Creepy Crawlies Week Brings the Flea Circus, Delicious Bug Bite Treats & the Tale of Ananse the Spider

Posted on August 2, 2021 at 6:00 am

Page Turner Adventures, Creepy Crawlies Week

This week on Page Turner Animal Adventures we are exploring the world of Creepy Crawlies.

Skitter over to our Summer 2021: Reading Colors Your World challenge on Beanstack to view new adventures each weekday! You’ll find them all in the Activity Badges section.

We hope you have a squirmy-wormy good time with Page Turner, Kenny, and their friends and special guests!

Show Day: The Smallest Show on Earth!

Felix the Flea wants to join a Flea Circus. But when his emotions get the best of him, Page and Kenny decide to put on an actual circus to show him the ropes. They’re joined by some special guests, including a real jumping spider, the owner and star of Circus Kirkus, and Jonathan Lee Iverson, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily’s last Ringmaster.

Craft Day: Climbing Spider Craft

Grab some popsicle sticks, masking tape, and yarn to create a spider that can climb up any waterspout!

Author Day: Candace Fleming

Author Candace Fleming, her books "Honeybee" and "Cubs in the Tub"

We’re chatting with Candace Fleming, who is the acclaimed author of more than 40 books, including this year’s Sibert Medal Award-winning book, Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera. You’ll also learn about her book Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper.

You can learn more about Candace Fleming and her books on her website at

Mashup Day: Bug Bites Recipe

Bug Bites Treats

These bug bites are delicious (not painful!). Get creative with this recipe to create bug-shaped snacks that are fun to eat:

  • Nut or sunflower butter
  • Honey
  • Oats
  • Mix-ins like raisins, pretzels, and chocolate chips

Guest Performer: Bobby Norfolk

Storyteller and performer Bobby Norfolk

You’re in for a wonderful experience with today’s special guest who is an internationally known storyteller, performer, and teaching artist: Bobby Norfolk! He is a three-time Emmy Award winner, also winner of multiple Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards, and a National Storytelling Network Oracle Award recipient. Bobby will thrill us with tales of that famous trickster, Ananse the Spider.

Visit Bobby Norfolk’s website to learn more about his storytelling at


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