Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends

07.20–07.35 on FIVE

Continuing this morning is the children’s favourite based on the best-selling books by David Kirk. The 3D CGI animation follows the various adventures of Miss Spider and her family in a world filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. The series encourages kids to appreciate the differences in others and promotes acceptance as it takes preschoolers on mini adventures in a bug world.

Home to Bounce, Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon, along with a fascinating assortment of hoppers, flyers and creepy crawlies, Sunny Patch is a whimsical land of delight that acts as a metaphor for a child’s world.

There are brand-new episodes from Saturday to Monday, while from Tuesday there is a chance to revisit some old adventures.

In this morning’s episode, it is autumn and Grace, the little lost ladybug, is sure her family is coming back to Sunny Patch. When Gracie’s family doesn’t arrive, Stinky and Whiffy offer to take Gracie in for as long as she needs to stay.

In Sunday’s episode, ‘Night and Day’, Gracie finds out just how long a night and a day can be when Whiffy and Stinky are gone on an overnight trip to the annual perfume festival.

Monday’s episode is ‘Cob Fog’. Dragon promises to bring Bounce a cloud home when he gets back from his high-flying adventure with the Flying Aces. But will he ever make it home?

In ‘Fungus Among Us’ on Tuesday, Wiggle brings home one little mushroom, but is not prepared for the full-on fungal invasion that follows.

Wednesday’s episode, ‘Pitch and Itch’, finds Ant brothers Ted and Ned selling itchy ivy leaves as magic carpets.

Thursday’s episode is ‘Ground Bound’. After a windstorm injures Berry the cranefly, the Sunny Patch kids rally round to help their friend find new ways of doing old things.

And rounding up the week’s episodes is ‘Bounce Back’ on Friday. Bounce has lost his smile so Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon try to find it.

Saturday 10 February – Friday 16 February: 07.25–07.35

Continuing this morning is the children’s favourite based on the best-selling books by David Kirk. The 3D CGI animation follows the various adventures of Miss Spider and her family in a world filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. The series encourages kids to appreciate the differences in others and promotes acceptance as it takes preschoolers on mini adventures in a bug world.

Home to Bounce, Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon, along with a fascinating assortment of hoppers, flyers and creepy crawlies, Sunny Patch is a whimsical land of delight that acts as a metaphor for a child’s world.

When Bounce and Squirt squash one of Miss Spider’s shrub cherry seedlings in this morning’s episode, the bugs volunteer to nurse it back to health. They soon learn that there is more to growing a plant than just giving it a little water…

In Sunday’s episode, ‘Stuck on You’, Dragon and Spinner learn about cooperation when they get stuck to each other.

Monday’s episode is ‘Bug Talk’. When Dragon learns to speak firefly, he finds out that learning a new language is something of a secret password into another world.

‘The Befuddled Butterfly’ on Tuesday sees Shimmer’s friend, Cookie, lose her butterfly instincts. Miss Spider and her bug clan must help Cookie regain her instincts before winter arrives.

In ‘Good Deed Seeds’ on Wednesday, Dragon, Squirt and Bounce learn about the rewards of helping others when Miss Spider does a good deed for Spiderus.

Thursday’s episode, ‘Shelley and the Brain’, finds Wiggle teaching everybuggy in Sunny Patch that brains are sometimes better than brawn when trying to get things done.

And rounding up the week’s episodes is ‘A Little Ladybug Lost’ on Friday. Shimmer, Pansy and Snowdrop befriend Grace, a little Asian ladybug whose family flew off after their hibernation.

07.30–07.40

Continuing this morning is the children’s favourite based on the best-selling books by David Kirk. The 3D CGI animation follows the various adventures of Miss Spider and her family in a world filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. The series encourages kids to appreciate the differences in others and promotes acceptance as it takes preschoolers on mini adventures in a bug world.

Home to Bounce, Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon, along with a fascinating assortment of hoppers, flyers and creepy crawlies, Sunny Patch is a whimsical land of delight that acts as a metaphor for a child’s world.

When a mould infestation covers Spiderus’s lair in this morning’s episode, he and his family must depend on the generosity of their Sunny Patch neighbours. While he is homeless, Spiderus learns the true meaning of tolerance.

In Sunday’s episode, ‘Spring Unsprung’, it is the eve of the first day of spring. Squirt is very excited because it will soon be time to wake up his best buddy, Felix the frog, from his long winter nap. But Squirt’s fun-filled plans go awry when winter isn’t ready to end!

In Monday’s episode, ‘Bumbling Bees’, Dragon is bored of web-testing and decides to become a bee for a day. But he quickly finds out that while being a bee is exciting, it is also a lot of hard work.

Tuesday’s episode is ‘Eclipse’. When Sunny Patch finds itself in the shadow of a solar eclipse, most of the bugs enjoy the celestial show. Bounce, however, is afraid that the sun won’t come out from hiding unless he helps.

In ‘Hide and Sleuth’ on Wednesday, Squirt and Bounce hesitate to include Shelley and Stinky in their game of hide and seek because they think it would be too easy playing against a snail and a stinkbug. How wrong could they be?

Thursday’s episode is ‘Master Mantis’. During a field trip to look at a venus flytrap, Mr Mantis tells the legendary story of Master Mantis.

And ‘Bug-versity’ on Friday finds the bugs putting on a pageant to celebrate Hug-a-Bug Day.

Weekdays: 07.30–07.35

Continuing this morning is the children’s favourite based on the best-selling books by David Kirk. The 3D CGI animation follows the various adventures of Miss Spider and her family in a world filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. The series encourages kids to appreciate the differences in others and promotes acceptance as it takes preschoolers on mini adventures in a bug world.

Home to Bounce, Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon, along with a fascinating assortment of hoppers, flyers and creepy crawlies, Sunny Patch is a whimsical land of delight. Please note that Sunday to Friday’s episodes start at 7.25am.

In this morning’s episode, Sawyer the ant rides into Sunny Patch with her posse of aphids for a honeydew round-up. Squirt, Shimmer and Bounce get to tag along and learn how to be real cowbugs.

On Sunday, ‘Snake Charmer’ finds Spiderus annoyed that Holley is getting too much glory for being a good father. Determined to impress, Spiderus goes foraging in the Snakey Woods and brings home a very special present – a snake egg!

In Monday’s episode, ‘A Party for Pops’, Holley’s traditional ‘Thank you, Dad’ party takes a surprising turn when he has to include the envious Spiderus in his plans.

Tuesday’s episode is ‘Frog in the Moon’. Inspired by Bounce, Felix the frog tries to jump to the moon and winds up stuck at the top of the Hollow Tree.

In ‘Moon Music and Sun Songs’ on Wednesday, new neighbours move into the stump next to the Hollow Tree and proceed to keep everyone up with their noisy music. While much of the neighbourhood is annoyed at the din, Dragon, Bounce and Spinner want to join the band.

Thursday’s episode is ‘Little Doll Lost’. When her mother is away, Pansy borrows Miss Spider’s favourite toy, Willa.

And ‘Mr Mocking-Bug’ on Friday sees Squirt imitating all his bug friends. When he goes to sleep, however, Squirt dreams that he has lost his voice and must go to the Echo Fairy to find it again.

20 – 26 January: 07.25–07.35
Continuing this morning is the children’s favourite based on the best-selling books by David Kirk. The 3D CGI animation follows the various adventures of Miss Spider and her family in a world filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. The series encourages kids to appreciate the differences in others and promotes acceptance as it takes preschoolers on mini adventures in a bug world.

Home to Bounce, Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon, along with a fascinating assortment of hoppers, flyers and creepy crawlies, Sunny Patch is a whimsical land of delight that acts as a metaphor for a child’s world. Filled with natural splendour and new buggy friends, the show allows young children to get in touch with their own ‘inner bug’.

In this morning’s episode, Bounce has lost his smile, so Squirt, Shimmer and Dragon do everything they can to find it. Suspecting that somebody may have cast a bad spell on Bounce, Shimmer calls on the Knights of the Round Toadstool for help.

On Sunday, ‘Lost and Sound’ finds Spinner dreaming of being a songwriter like his dad. After listening to nature’s sounds in the meadow, he is inspired to compose a song, but forgets it before he can sing it to his parents!

In Monday’s episode, ‘It’s My Party!’, it is Squirt, Spinner, Pansy, Snowdrop and Wiggle’s hatchday and they can’t agree what kind of party to have. They all want something different, so Squirt decides to have a party all to himself.

‘Lulla-Bug’ on Tuesday finds Spiderus excitedly preparing for the arrival of his baby bugs. On hearing that Holley used to serenade his unhatched babies, Spiderus decides to sing a lullaby to the eggs. When Snowdrop sings along, however, Spiderus gets rather confused.

In ‘The Most Perfect Parent’ on Wednesday, Spindella goes out of town, leaving Spiderus in charge of the three newborn bugs. Initially arrogant about how easy the task will be, Spiderus soon learns a few things about parenthood.

Thursday’s episode is ‘Flower Power’. Lil Sis and Princess Honey Bee are tired of being treated like babies and want to play big bug games with the rest of the kids. When Lil Sis gets lost in the meadow, however, Princess Honey Bee proves that even little kids can be superheroes.

And ‘Dam the Puddle’ on Friday sees Sunny Patch hit by a heat wave. It gets so bad that Felix and his family will have to move on in search of deeper ponds – unless Squirt and the citizens of Sunny Patch can dam Taddy Puddle in time.

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