Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our caterpillar/butterfly activities.

I guess we really only did a few. But here they are...

We made a hand print butterfly (idea from here).


We also made a fingerprint caterpillar. I have these little square ink pads, and so she was able to open and manipulate them herself.

I lined up Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar book to remind her that we were making a caterpillar.



I did help her out initially getting her to put the dots in a semi-straight ine. Then I added the eyes and the antenaes.
Those black dots were added by her. Those are the caterpillar's legs!




We made egg carton caterpillars. (idea from here)
Let's not forget Grace! She likes to watch!

Then I printed out this "Life Cycle of a Butterfly" book and had her color it. I was a little worried that this might be too old for her...but she really liked it. The pages have a picture of each stage in the life cycle: the egg, the caterpillar, the pupa (chrysalis), and the adult butterfly. She can 'read' it to us. (I printed this from www.enchantedlearning.com)



There are so many different ideas and crafts out there to do that it was hard to choose. There are a few more I'd like to still do with her...so maybe in the next couple of weeks!

2 comments:

Kristin said...

That is so great you can do those crafts with her! Can't wait till Payton can join Parker in these neat crafts!!

Viv said...

Very good, very interesting. You are just very innovative & think of great ideas.

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