In case anyone is wondering what else we do around here besides crafts, I thought I’d share. Caterpillars and butterflies have been our theme for the last 2 weeks. We did several caterpillar art projects (Paper Towel Caterpillar, Caterpillar Name and an Egg Carton Caterpillar) as well as several butterfly art projects (Coffee Filter Butterflies, Butterfly Finger Painting and a Butterfly Sun Catcher).
In addition to our crafts we did the following activities:
We played a butterfly counting and matching game.
Hailey practiced spelling her name on butterfly shaped paper. (Side note- I usually only use uppercase for the first letter in her name and lowercase for the rest. But I had these completely made and covered in contact paper before I realized I had used all uppercase letters and I was not going to re-do it.)
We also read a lot of caterpillar and butterfly books. While I thought some of these might be too old for Hailey she loved them. Here are some of her favorites:
“My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies” by Tish Rabe
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
“Monarch Butterfly” by Gail Gibbons
“The Butterfly Alphabet” by Kjell B Sandved
I made some butterfly life cycle sequencing cards for Hailey too. She enjoyed naming the stages but didn’t understand the concept of putting them order, which I did not expect her to, but it was fun anyways. If you’re interested in the cards I used- you can get them here –> butterfly life cycle sequencing cards.
And the main focus of our caterpillar to butterfly theme was this:
Later on in the day of Day 13
Day 16- we let the butterflies fly away.
So, that’s what we’ve been up to. This week we also started our official “Tot School” and I will be starting to post about our activities next week (I’m usually about a week behind in posting what we’ve been doing).