I absolutely love when it comes time to integrate butterflies into our art projects and add butterfly activities to the shelves in our classroom. It is definitely a favorite and brightens everything up!
We drew butterflies during our circle time. I can’t get enough at how talented these kiddos are!
Butterfly hole punch
Here is a photo of the gluing activity using the punched out butterflies. Unfortunately, I did not get any photos of some of the great creations the kiddos came up with:(
The kiddos always expect new scissor work on the shelf and these folded butterflies were perfect!
Here are two of our favorite non-fiction Butterfly Books! Both From Caterpillar to Butterfly and Monarch Butterfly were informative with simple text and illustrations of the life cycle of the butterfly.
Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story was a new addition to our storytime this year. This is a story of a Claire, a glasswing butterfly, and her adventure from her home in the country, where everyone and everything is familiar, to the city where everything is strange and unknown. Claire discovers new friends and learns to adapt and love her new environment. This is a great story with a lot of interesting butterfly facts sprinkled in and the illustrations are gorgeous!
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See our caterpillar work:)