Fluttering By With Another Butterfly Activity
If you’re looking for something to assess your students’ ability to show spatial directions that will give you a “hard” copy, I’ve got just the thing.
My Butterfly and the 3D Shapes, is an easy reader, that will not only help you with spatial directions, but review those tough 3 dimensional shapes in a fun way too.
Students trace the word and shape and then cut out butterflies and glue them to the appropriate position on the page.
Click on the link to view/download My Butterfly and the 3D Shapes booklet.
This makes a nice Daily 5 activity too.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
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"Education can not be conferred. Whether in school or out, learning is a do-it-yourself proposition." -Wheeler McMillen
Do you need some quick and easy ideas with a butterfly theme that reinforce standards, but your students will also enjoy?
You’ve come to the right place.
If you’re assessing right now and looking for something to prove your students can listen and follow directions, a GLYPH is a super easy and fun way to do that as a whole group.
The end results also make a terrific decoration for a bulletin board or hallway. Students can either guess who did which glyph, and practice all sorts of skills, or they can share them with the class and practice their verbal acuity.
Click on the link to view/download the butterfly glyph.
123 Count Butterflies With Me is one of many “count with me” easy readers, that reinforce a variety of math skills.
Students enjoy using a bingo dot marker to stamp sets in a specific pattern. They also cut and glue groups of butterflies to the matching numbered boxes.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print and recognition of number words.
Because students can work on these booklets independently, they are perfect for Daily 5.
Children not only enjoy making them, they feel empowered; teachers are then free to assess or work one-on-one.
Click on the link to view/download 123 Count Butterflies With Me.
Click on this link to view the collection of 22 123 Count With Me Books.
I’m always looking for ways to fit in a mini lesson on compound words and rhyming as this can get a bit tedious if you constantly “skill-drill & then kill” it.
I’ve found that tossing in a fun-themed skill sheet, whenever it’s appropriate, is much more palpable and interesting for most students.
Butterfly Word Play does just that. It breaks down the compound word butterfly and has students think of rhyming words for both butter and fly.
Students trace, write and alphabetize the words on a skill sheet. This is a quick plug in for a tabletop lesson, as is adding UT to consonants and making up words for the prefix of butterfly.
Click on the link to view/download Butterfly Word Play.
Finally, I think it’s a lot more fun for students to complete a writing prompt if they know their page is going to be part of a class book.
Writing about being a caterpillar or a butterfly is a wonderfully imaginative thing for a child. Illustrating how they would look as one results in adorable pictures.
I’ve also included a graphing extension to hit yet another standard and learn a bit more about your students.
Click on the link to view/download Butterfly and Caterpillar Class Books.
Happy fluttering through your spring lessons; I hope these helped! Feel free to PIN anything you think might help someone else and thanks for flittin' on over.
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Fluttering Through The Life Cycle Of A Butterfly
Looking for a few more ways to review or teach the life cycle of a butterfly?
I designed several with a bit of a different twist, that I think you and your students will enjoy.
My Many Colored Butterflies is an easy reader, that reviews color words at the same time sneaking in the life cycle.
Students trace and write the color words, as well as those new, rather impressive butterfly life cycle science terms.
Students color them in the matching color along with the picture.
I’ve also included a graphing extension and color word flashcards with this packet, as well as caterpillar and butterfly color cards.
Students can make an Itty Bitty color book, as well as play a Memory Matching game, where they match the color word to the corresponding caterpillar AND butterfly.
Click on the link to view/download My Many Colored Butterflies.
In the 49-page Catching On To Contractions, I’ve used a butterfly and caterpillar theme. I think your students will enjoy learning or reviewing contractions as they flutter through these skill sheets.
Click on the link to view/download Catching On To Contractions.
I’ve designed 3 Butterfly Life Cycle Posters to help reinforce the order of the butterfly’s life cycle.
You can simply color and hang up the poster to use as an anchor chart, or run it off and have younger students color their own.
Older students can color and label a chart, or color, cut and glue a chart, depending on what skill you want students to work on.
Click on the link to view/download Butterfly Life Cycle Charts
Finally, the traceable butterfly life cycle cards are a quick and easy way for students to review this science concept.
Children can color, cut and sequence the cycle independently, making an Itty Bitty booklet, or have them play “Speed” against a partner, and see who can sequence the cycle the quickest, as they say the names of the process out loud.
Print off the cards on two different colors and turn them into Memory Match games or play “I Have; Who Has?” with them.
Click on the link to view/download the traceable butterfly life cycle cards.
I hope your students enjoy these activities, and that they always have the opportunity to fly through learning in an interesting way!
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