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Butterfly Wings

Book: Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders
Center:

Library/Book/ ABC Center

Topic:

Bugs/Ants/Insects/Spiders

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

4 Years Old

Interaction:

Small Group

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Materials:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
poster board
string
scissors (adult use only)
crayons
markers
glitter
glue
headbands
pipe cleaners
pompoms or Styrofoam balls



Instructions:

* Make a set of butterfly wings out of poster board for each child in the class.
* Attach string to make straps so that the children can put them on themselves.
What to Do
1. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to the children. Afterwards,
engage the children in a discussion about caterpillars.
2. Set out the materials and explain to the children that they will be making
butterfly wings.
3. Have the children decorate the wings with crayons, markers, and glitter.
4. Attach the pipe cleaners to the headbands to make antennae. You can use
small pompoms or small Styrofoam balls at the end of the antennae.
5. Let your little "butterflies" fly around the classroom or do a butterfly dance.
Let them pretend to fly from flower to flower.
6. The children can also act out the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's a
great way to have fun.
Assessment
Consider the following:
* Are the children able to decorate their butterfly wings?
* Are the children able to act out the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

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