|Music by||Bud Luckey|
|Lyrics by||Donald Hadley|
"Ladybugs’ Picnic" is an animated Sesame Street song highlighting the joys and sorrows of twelve ladybugs, gathered for a picnic. Folk singer Jim Kweskin performed the vocals on the original version. A remake of the song, from the 1975 LP The Count Counts, featured vocals by Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson.
Several references to the segment have been made on the show in the years since its debut.
- In the Elmo's World episode "Bugs," a ladybug claims he was going to be late for a picnic.
- In a Jane Tuesday segment, "The Case of the Letter L," the song is briefly played on a toy radio.
- Episode 4175 features the Bug-A-Wee Bug Shelter, where three ladybugs are seen having a picnic and singing the song to themselves.
- In Episode 4191, Hooper's Store is seen advertising their "Ladybugs Picnic Special," which consists of six s'mores and a glass of milk (all for $1.20).
- A short instrumental version of the song accompanies the title card of Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies.
- A painting of the ladybugs from the cartoon is seen in The Cookie Thief, and again in the "Smart Cookies" segment "Making Whoopie in the Library."
- The Count Counts (1975)
- Songs from the Street (2003)
- A cover version is featured on The Sesame Street Covers EP (2010)
- Sesame Street Music: Amazon Sampler (2011)
- Sing Yourself Silly! (1990)
- Shalom Sesame: Show 5: Jerusalem (1986, dubbed in Hebrew)
- Old School: Volume 1 (2006)
- 40 Years of Sunny Days (2009)
- Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies (2010)
- The Sesame Street Songbook (1992 edition only)
- In 2007, the song was used in a TV advertisement in the United Kingdom for Heinz Salad Cream.