Butterfly Collages for Preschoolers
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This week, we're learning about butterflies with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and our topic for the day is Swallowtail, which is a very special type of butterfly.
Today we learned that the largest butterflies come from the Swallowtail family and that they have stripes and tails to hide in tall grasses and trees.
Our favorite activity for the day was making butterfly collages. The children used paper shapes, glue, and scissors to explore symmetry while making a butterfly.
This activity was also great for practicing fine motor and visual arts skills.
We also made butterflies with loose parts and played a "Would You Rather?" game focused on bees and butterflies.
Our math activity for the day meant using playdough and wiggle eyes to practice number sense and fine motor skills.
Did you know that the swallowtail caterpillar has eye designs on its body to make it looks like a snake so it can scare away predators?
The children took turns rolling a dice and then putting that many eyes on their caterpillar.
Another fun activity we did this week was stamping butterflies. The children loved using ink and stamps to make fun butterfly pictures.
We've had a wonderful time learning all about different species of butterflies this week!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we wrap up our Bees & Butterflies theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).