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Butterfly Lifecycle

  

 Sock puppet that is a caterpillar and can be turned inside out to reveal a butterfly.
 
Fingerplay:
The fuzzy caterpillar wiggled up a tree
Spun his coccoon and then he went to sleep
While he was sleeping
He dreamed that he could fly
And when he woke up
He was a butterfy
Now I could never do that
Even if I tried
'Cause only God in Heaven
Can make a butterfly 
 
 Lakeshore offers a Butterfly Life Cycle Free Printable:
 

 

Spring

 

I used this rabbit shaped egg tray from the Easter section at Walmart as a place for the students to put the upper and lower case eggs once they found the matches. 

Here is a paper version at Kidzone.com:

 http://www.kizclub.com/activities/eggmatch.pdf

I printed it on different colors of cardstock and laminated them before cutting out the eggs. 

Books:  

Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert 

Little Cloud by Eric Carle 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

 

 

 

      

The kids loved watching bean seeds sprout.  We put five beans in a ziploc bag with a folded wet paper towel.  The bags were taped to our classroom window (with names written in permanent marker).  

 Of course we also read "Jack and the Beanstalk."    

The kids can make their flowers "grow" as the straw stem can go up and down through a hole in the paper. 

  

 Directions for marble painting and coffee filter bees can be found at Kelly's Kindergarten.
 This adorable Life Cycle of a Butterly came from Mailbox Magazine.
 
Lakeshore offers a Butterfly Life Cycle Free Printable:
 
 These sunflowers were in a Mailbox book on Learning Centers

 

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