Saturday, April 26, 2008

Life cycle of a butterfly

We have been studying butterflies and their life cycle. Here the children are making a flip chart with all the stages of the butterfly.

I had them identify each number and then they placed the correct picture under the cooresponding number. We learned a song to help us learn each stage(posted below).

Then I would put 2 words in front of them and ask "which word is caterpillar" or "what sound do you hear at the beginning of butterfly....which word is butterfly" trying to encourage them to listen to the beginning sound to identify words.

Stages of the Butterfly (tune: Up on the Housetop)

First comes the butterfly who lays an egg

Next comes the caterpillar with many legs

See the caterpillar spin and spin

A little cocoon to sleep in

Oh, oh, oh, look and see

Oh, oh, oh what could it be?

Out of the cocoon, my oh my

Out pops a beautiful butterfly.

Ask you child to sing this to you!

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