Preschool Butterflies Activities

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Butterflies Types
Submitted by Paige
Using an air popper, make several batches of Butterflies. When the Butterflies has cooled off, have the children split the Butterflies up into several zip loc bags. Pour melted butter into each bag. Sprinkle a dry ingredient into the bags, close the top, and have your children shake it.
Some choices for dry ingredients are Cinnamon, sugar, dry ranch, dry cheese, garlic, etc. Have your children choose which one they like best and graph the results.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Play
Submitted by Paige
Have your children act out "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Some children can be food while other children pretend to be the caterpillar munching on the food.
*Have the children hold cardboard paintings of food
*Use a sheet for the child to wrap themselves up in to form a cocoon
*Make butterfly wings out of cardboard for the butterfly to wear
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Class Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
Paint a rolled up newspaper. Then trace each one of your children's hands. Paste their hands onto the caterpillar body having their fingers be the caterpillar legs.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Eating Healthy Lesson
Submitted by Jan
Talk to your children about eating healthy by using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Talk to them about how healthy the caterpillar grew when eating healthy (Strawberries, Plums, Oranges, Apples, Pears) and how his stomach hurt when eating junk food.
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