I drew a butterfly and traced pattern block shapes on the butterfly. I laminated the paper and Little Sweets placed paper pattern block shapes on top of the traced shapes. ( I don't have plastic pattern blocks yet, but I laminated some shapes that I cut out of construction paper.) Little Sweets did great and placed all of the shapes in the correct spots. I helped with turning some of the shapes the right way.
Homemade Butterfly Puzzles
I printed pictures of butterflies off of the computer and laminated them. Then I cut them into two pieces. Little Sweets matched the pieces. She needed help lining them up. She likes things lined up perfectly. We also talked about the butterfly colors.
Size Matching Sheet
I printed this activity from Confessions of Homeschooler blog. We talked about large, medium, and small and Little Sweets placed the cutout butterflies on the butterfly sheet.
Looking for Bugs
Little Sweets and I looked for bugs outside. We found some but decided not to put them in her bug cage.
I printed out different caterpillars patterns that I had made on my computer. Little Sweets used her pom poms to make caterpillars by placing them on top of the printed caterpillar. This activity helps with fine motor skills as well as teaches color matching. To download the free caterpillar printable please go here. There are six different caterpillars on the worksheet.
Dot Art Lady Bug
Little Sweets used her bingo stamps to put spots on her ladybug.
Field Trip to the Butterfly Garden
We went to the children's museum this week. They have a butterfly garden outside. Little Sweets and I walked around and saw many different types of beautiful butterflies.
stART Activity- The Very Busy Spider
We read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and painted a spider web with a marble. To read more about this stART activity please go here.
We had a craft time at our playgroup this week. One of the other moms came up with the idea to make homemade rainmakers. It was so cute I wanted to share. Little Sweets decorated a paper towel roll. Then we rolled up a piece of tinfoil and put it inside and taped construction paper to the end to close up the hole. We poured rice into the paper towel roll and closed up the other end. When Little Sweets turns the paper towel roll over it makes noise like rainmakers make.