Fill a sandwich size Ziploc half full of any small snack food such as grapes, goldfish, or dried fruit. Use a pipe cleaner to pull the middle together and create the antennae.
Cut celery into about two inch pieces. Spread cream cheese, cottage cheese, or peanut butter in the celery. Add pretzels for the wings and raisins for the eyes.
Add pretzels, raisins, cream cheese or peanut butter to pieces of bananas to create a healthy butterfly snack
Use grapes and oranges to make a yummy and healthy butterfly snack.
The Butterfly is a very logical creature, both wings are exactly the same!
Here is a Butterfly project Mom’s and Dad’s will love!
Butterfly Baby Footprints!
Spring is the perfect time for exploration. After reading a book about butterflies have the children create their very own butterflies which you can add to a paper plate or a different material to create butterfly mobiles to hang around the class. This project can be done with any type of material.
Fun fact: The world’s largest Butterfly is called the Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly, while the smallest is called the Western Pygmy Blue.
Appropriate for 4’s and up. Science (life cycles) My, Oh My--A Butterfly! All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Tish Rabe(Author), Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator), Joe Mathieu(Illustrator
Use your favorite waffle recipe to make waffles. We used funfetti cake mix as a special treat. Cut a banana in half length wise. Arrange pieces of waffle around the banana to look like wings. Add eyes using frosting or peanut butter to complete a very yummy butterfly waffle.
Let’s Play a Butterfly Wall game! Here is a game you can put up on the wall.
Easy as a,b,c
Rhyme: Let’s All Be a Butterfly by Debbie Hasbrook M.Ed.
Read: “Monarch Butterfly” by Gail Gibbons
Butterfly Alphabet Wall
Phonics: As the children place their butterfly on the corresponding letter have the children tell you what the sound is. Teach them the sound if they do not know what it is. Have the children think of other things that begin with the same sound.
Trace the children's hands with a pencil. Assist older children in cutting out the shape of their hands.
This butterfly and flower is made from a clothes pin, construction paper and tape/glue. The bottom flower portion can be made by tracing little hands and cutting them out and curling the fingers. The hands of older children may be too large, they can instead create their own version of the flower. Adhere the flower to the bottom of the clothes pin. Next the children will need to create a butterfly, it can be any shape size and color. Attach the butterfly to the top of the clothes pin. It is now ready to help children practice their fine motor skills. Have the children pinch and release the clothes pin, to give the butterfly's wings a flapping effect.
This is a fun, easy game that helps children with memory and matching. Make cut outs
of butterflies on two different colors of paper. Then decorate them in pairs so that each of the oranges matches one of the purples.