Saturday, 7 September 2013

Butterfly Butterfly - Linking Books & Craft Activities

Today we made a beautiful butterfly with Grandma.
We prepped for this by cutting out the butterfly wings and punching 4 holes in the centre in which to thread elastic.
C then helped to decortate the butterfly wings by slicking on coloured shapes to both sides.
While we were sticking we discussed the shapes and colours we were using.  I am so impressed at the speed C's colour and shape recognition has come on in recent weeks.
We then threaded elastic through the spine of the wings and slipped them over C's arms.
She looked very cute as she fluttered around the room!

We finished the activity by reading "Butterfly Butterfly" by Petr Horacek.
A book that Grandma had got from the library.
C completely understood the link between the butterfly in the story and the wings we had made.
I hope to do more linked activities like this in the future.

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