Wow, I had a bunch of stuff that I did not post yet! I am trying to get it all in so I can share the rest of my Insect Themed Activties w/you! We have been up to some fun stuff around here!
Butterfly B Craft
B is a review letter for us (we did B is for Bear) but I am going over the letters for each insect as we talk about them during our Insect theme. The Lil Divas know how to write the ltter but I thought it would be fun to make a Butterfly B. So I drew and cut out a large B and then I traced it onto white paper to form butterfly wings. I added a body in the middle and the LIl Divas had a cute Letter B Butterfly sheet to design/color.
Butterfly Number Writing Review from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Butterfly Counting Mat (The Littlest Diva) from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Counting mats are too easy for my Oldest Diva at this point so I wanted to do some simple addition with her. She used little butterfly erasers I had found a while back at Target $1 Spot - I love those bins! We worked on simple addition problems but I did not get pictures this time because I was too busy working with her.
I had her work on a white board and we wrote out the problems together. I wrote __ +__ = for her and she would fill in the numbers based on cards she would flip over from her pile (I only had her use numbers 0-5 this time) and then she would count the butterfly to add them up and write the answer.
She liked this activity and caught on quickly so we will be doing it again and adding in larger numbers as we move along. I will also begin doing basic subtraction with her.
Butterfly Counting Books - The Oldest Diva is still hvaing trouble identifying numbers 12, 13, and 15 so I sneak in review how I can without boring her with easy counting. She can count them & knows the order - but she has trouble identifying the written numbers since those do not sound like what they are - like fourteen, sixteen, etc....
We worked on these butterlfy couting books where I had written the numbers and number words and the Lil Divas had to count the correct number of butterfly stickers and add them to the page. Since it used stickers - she was all for doing it!
I cut out butterfly shapes from foam and paper, hole punched them and used a pipe cleaner to make a ring (I did not have binder rings).
We think Ttey came out cute! :)
Next we will share our Bee activities with you! Insects are all the rage around here right now!