18 months -
|SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES
||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.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
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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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:
Letters: A, B
Number: 1, 2
||**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.
||Teach this The Tower of Babel lesson. Choose one or more activity to do.
||Sing "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."
||Choose one more more activities from The Very Hungry Caterpillar at DLTK's Book Breaks.
||Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book
||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.
SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES
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.