Archive for the ‘Caterpillars and Butterflies’ Category
Wondering what we’ve been up to? Here’s a few things we have been working on:
Hailey finished up working on a story that she has been writing. She wrote up a rough draft, we typed it, and then she illustrated each page. She was very proud of her work! She read her story to Hunter and he really enjoyed it.
We have been having a lot of fun doing an author unit study about Tomie dePaola from Around the Kampfire. Hailey drew pictures of the main characters in some of his books and we discussed the traits that each of those characters have.
We started a fun unit all about caterpillars and butterflies.
Each day we read a different book about caterpillars/butterflies.
The first craft we made were these cute caterpillars- which are simply pom poms glued onto a clothespin with googly eyes added.
Then next day we put our caterpillars into toilet paper rolls and wrapped yarn around the outside- this represented a chrysalis.
Hailey and Hunter colored coffee filters with washable markers,
then sprayed them with water. The colors all bled together and looked really pretty.
We used the coffee filters to turn our clothespin caterpillars into butterflies.
We sang a song about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Hailey and Hunter loved the song and the hand motions to go with it. Here are the words that we sang:
I saw a caterpillar
climbing up a tree.
He wiggled and he wiggled,
he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a box,
“Stay right there,” I said.
But, when I opened up the box
a butterfly instead.
I couldn’t do it,
even if I tried.
Only God in heaven
could make a butterfly.
Hailey made this pretty sun catcher butterfly.
Of course, we read more books.
Hailey and Hunter worked hard on making the life cycle of a caterpillar.
Here is Hailey’s completed life cycle project- from egg to larva (caterpillar) to pupa (chrysalis) to butterfly.
We watched a Magic School Bus episode about butterflies. We also learned about metamorphosis on Brain Pop.
Hailey has been working on multiplication and we played a memory game using the math facts she is learning. For example- one of the cards might say 7×3 and the matching card would say 21. It was fun to play and I love it when Hailey asks to play again!
Here is a cute caterpillar made with an egg carton.
We made a butterfly sun catcher.
We made butterflies out of coffee filters.
That is just a quick sampling of what we did- you can find lots more butterfly and caterpillar activities here.
One last craft that Hailey did at VBS… this cute butterfly- the wings are a ziploc baggie with Trix inside. So cute!!
Another adorable craft that Hailey made at VBS. They made the cutest things!!