Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Butterfly Unit Ideas for Young Kids

Last week I had to sub. at for our local homeschool co-op preschool class on short notice. I picked a topic, planned crafts and printed print-outs all in one hour! (I wish I could plan like that all the time---I am usually the world's slowest planner/gatherer/creator of homeschool materials).

1. First I prayed. Seriously---I needed something that would keep toddlers/preschoolers busy for a couple of hours or else it was going to be a really loooooooong day!

2. I looked around my book stash to see if I had at least two or more preschool age books on one topic.

3. Once a topic was established, I ran to my craft cabinet to see what we could make with what I had on hand. (This is where having a stocked craft closet comes in handy! Just the other day I had picked up a few odds and ends just in case and it turns out, it was exactly what I needed.)

4. Did a quick Google search for fill-in items, such as a coloring page and a printable book.

I have to admit that I was surprised that everything ran so smoothly and went great! I wrote about the projects and resources in my new article on Squidoo, Butterfly Unit for Young Children.  You'll find these crafts and more:



Blogger Ticia said...

I love turning the caterpillar into a butterfly

May 4, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Busy1 said...

I love the ideas! In fact, we were going to study caterpillars and butterflies next week in our school and this gives me some wonderful ideas!! Perfect timing from the Lord! I love that you got it published all professional-like on the squidoo site!! :-) You're so good at all of this...

May 4, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

Thanks Ang! :) Glad you could use some of the ideas.

May 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Cute cute cute pom pom caterpillars! Love how you did caterpillars and then butterfly "afters".

May 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

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