Butterflies Activities & Centers for K-2nd, Special Education & Home Schooled Children. Resource includes Butterflies: Literature List; Writing Station Words; Classroom Books; Student Booklet; Worksheets; Art Project; Literacy Centers; & Math Centers. Kids have some Butterfy fun while learning!
Butterflies Literature List
Butterflies Writing Station Words: Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Butterflies Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“All About Butterflies” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write about their favorite bug. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“Al Butterflies Life” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write an explanation of the life cycle of a butterfly.
Student Booklet &Worksheets:
Butterflies Organizers: After reading the books “From Caterpillar to Butterfly & Caterpillar to Butterfly ” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about Butterflies. Students must include a topic and concluding sentences about Butterflies. At the bottom of the sheet students write out their facts and conclusion into sentences to make a paragraph. This paragraph can be typed up to make a classroom book or a student display.
“My Butterfly Story” : Students write a story about a butterfly with the sheets provided.
Life Cycle of the Butterfly Organizers: Students draw and write down the life cycle of a butterfly in the boxes provided.
Caterpillars & Butterflies Venn Diagram: Students compare and contrast the Caterpillars & Butterflies This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.
Butterfly Story Retelling (2 types): After reading a butterfly story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. One organizer has the boxes with lines and one has no lines.
Butterfly Art Project: Copy and assemble Ladybugs with their Fact Family Sheet using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Ladybugs in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
Butterfly Real & Nonsense Words: Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. Student reads words and decides whether it is a real word or nonsense words. Child checks with partner or group to make sure he/she is accurate. Child writes or places words on t-chart on white board or use sheet provided in this resource (each student may have a sheet or you could use one sheet for the whole game). The next person takes a turn. Play until all cards have been used.
Butterfly Word Game: Students insert vowels butterflies (a, e, i, o & u) onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in this resource.
Butterfly Beginning & Ending Consonant Blends Roll It! Read It! Words & Sentences: Two types of game cards with beginning & ending consonant words and sentences. There 12 game cards in total. Students roll one dice and read the words or sentences in the row they have rolled.
Butterfly Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Clip Game: Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of what symbol: greater than , less than or equal to is correct. Numbers 0-100 are included. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
Butterflies Roll & Bump Games: Roll two or three number cubes and add those numbers. Cover that space with your marker. You can bump your partner’s color and take their space! If you cover a space with two markers stacked on top of each other, you lock that space and can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their markers first is the winner!
Butterfly Roll & Cover: (2 different games): One Dice Roll: Roll one die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins! Two Dice Roll: Roll two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins!