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Butterfly Preschool and Kindergarten Crafts, Activities, and Lessons. Crawl and Fly into springtime with this theme on caterpillars and butterflies. These two forms of the same creature provide opportunities for children to learn about insect life cycles and develop compare and contrast skills. In addition, they are introduced to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many fun rhymes and games that encourage language development, movement, nutrition, math ability, and respect for the natural world. Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, they are important to the earth's ecosystem. Your children will have fun learning about caterpilllars and butterflies with our more than 80 NEW butterfly crafts, butterfly preschool activities, butterfly kindergarten lessons, games, printables, and other resources available in our KidsSoup Resource Library..

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Butterfly Art Project
With brush paint generous amount of water on a coffee filter. Shortly after, use colored paint to decorate wings. Set aside to dry. Print and cut butterfly body out of craft paper and decorate. Glue coffee filter wings to the back of the butterfly body. Glue butterfly on craft paper. Cut two small pipe cleaner strips and glue onto the head of the butterfly. Hang butterflies from ceiling.

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Butterfly shape pattern    
   

 

Butterfly Match
Have children create several different colored butterflies. Cut them in half. Let children match the butterfly halves.

Clothespin Butterfly
Make a pattern for the body out of card stock or construction paper. Let children cut out and decorate. Then fold the body and clamp it into a clothespin.

 

Butterfly and Caterpillar Rhymes:

The very hungry caterpillar story idea

 


The Fuzzy Caterpillar
The fuzzy caterpillar curled up on a leaf.
Spun her little chrysalis and then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping, she dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up, she was a butterfly.

 

 

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animated Story Video

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Butterfy, Butterfly
Butterfly, butterfly, flutter around.
Butterfly, butterfly, touch the ground.
Butterfly, butterfly, fly so free.
Butterfly, butterfly, land on me!
Butterfly, butterfly, reach the sky,
Butterfly, butterfly, say good-bye
(Author unknown)


Butterfly and Caterpillar Books:
Butterfly book Butterfly House from caterpillar to butterfly book hurry and the monarch book Monarch butterfly book Where Butterflies grow

Are You a Butterfly?

Butterfly House

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Hurry and the Monarch

Monarch and Milkweed

Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffins)

charlie caterpillar book Clara Caterpillar book gotta go caterpillar book The very hungry caterpillar    
Charlie the Caterpillar Clara Caterpillar Gotta Go! Gotta Go! (Sunburst Book) The Very Hungry Caterpillar    

 

 

 

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Other Great Preschool and Kindergarten Butterfly and Ladybug Activities and Links:

Welcome to Insect Lore

Pictures of the Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Eric Carle's Official Site