Toddler Theme

Ideal for
18 months -
3 years
MONDAY Make Butterflies: Color on a coffee filter with washable markers. Spray with water and the colors will bleed. Use a pipe cleaner or pinch clothes pin around the middle of the filter to create a body and antenna. Cacoon: Take turns rolling up in a blanket like a cacoon. Recite:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

Pages 22 - 23


Attention Getter: Tell this story while building a tall tower with any kind of blocks. Start babbling at some point.

Sign Language: Bug

Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider

The fuzzy caterpillar curled up on a leaf.
Spun her little cacoon and then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping, she dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up, she was a butterfly.

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Planning Ideas

Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: A, B

Number: 1, 2

Color: Red

Shape: Circle

TUESDAY **In the morning make Handprint Caterpillars.

**Before nap talk about how a caterpillar goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

**After nap make Handprint Butterflies.

Have the children hold scarves or fabric scraps as "wings". Play music and dance as butterflies.
WEDNESDAY Teach this The Tower of Babel lesson. Choose one or more activity to do. Sing "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."
THURSDAY Choose one more more activities from The Very Hungry Caterpillar at DLTK's Book Breaks. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book
FRIDAY Make this Butterfly TP Roll Craft. Play with Butterfly Nets: Either make one out of net-type bags vegetables come in or use the net from the play-fishing set.


Toast Triangles



Honey Comb Cereal


There was a caterpillar. It wiggled up a tree.
It wiggled long, it wiggled short, it wiggled right at me!
I put him in a little box, don't go away I said.
But when I opened up the box, he was a butterfly!
I could never make one, even if I tried.
Cause only God in Heaven can make a butterfly!
(Messy but fun) Make Bricks out of dirt and water and let them dry. Stack to make the Tower of Babel. Make Feet Butterflies: Have children take off shoes, dip feet into shallow pan of pastel paint. Step onto a piece of paper so feet are going outward from the heels together. When dry, add antenna with markers. Here are someButterfly Coloring Pages at First-School.

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Apart from Him, I could do nothing. (John 15:5)