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Add this butterfly life cycle printable game to your spring and summer preschool lessons. It’s a fun way to practice adding on and taking away.
While this game doesn’t expressly teach the butterfly life cycle, you can use it during your butterfly unit. This game requires very little prep work to get it ready for use.
Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Game
Add this free printable to your spring, butterfly, or Letter Bb lesson plans. It’s great for individual and can be used with small groups.
To prepare this game, print out the game board and die. I prefer to print them on cardstock since it’s sturdy. I also like to laminate the game board for durability. Assemble the die, and you’re all set.
Each child will need a pawn. You can use buttons, game pieces, or even butterfly erasers as pawns.
The child will roll the die, and move his pawn accordingly. If the first roll is a negative number, the child can roll again or forfeit their turn. Play continues until one or both players reach the last space. The game has no official rules so the choice is yours.
Have players name the stage of the butterfly life cycle shown when the die is rolled. This is a great way to practice the vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of a butterfly.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BUTTERFLIESFill your book basket with a great collection of books about butterflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Butterflies – Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration. Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Pinkalicious is so excited when Miss Penny brings monarch caterpillars to class. She makes friends with one and watches as it turns into a pinkamazing butterfly! Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors – Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again?
RESOURCES I LOVEThis wooden butterfly puzzle brain game will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes.
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