Here’s a fun Painted Wings Butterfly Activity that teaches preschoolers about symmetry! Of course it’s a great sensory experience too and would be perfect for your next insect or butterfly theme!
We’re getting so close to the end of our Bees & Butterflies theme. And you know what that means, right?
I opened the door to let Zeus out this morning when we got up and guess what was waiting for us? Our Bubbles, Boats & Floats preschool curriculum kit… It’s Box Day, y’all!
Of course before we got started with today’s activities, we had to take a quick sneak peak! And let’s just say next month is going to be a blast!
The largest butterflies come from the Swallowtail family. They have stripes and tails to help hide in tall grasses and in trees.
This week’s topic is Butterflies and we’re learning about Monarchs, Swallowtails, Blue Morphos, and Peacock Butterflies.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
Painted Wings Butterfly Activity for Preschoolers
- Gather a variety of different sized and shaped stones. Try to find ones that are more flat.
- Paint the stones different colors.
- Encourage children to arrange the colorful stones to create a butterfly or caterpillar.
- Can you create a symmetrical butterfly?
- What would a family of butterflies look like?
- What colors and patterns are on butterfly wings?
The little guy and I kinda cheated. Instead of painting rocks, we grabbed our Rainbow Pebbles* to use for this activity. The bright, rainbow colors are so pretty and we enjoyed using them to create butterflies and caterpillars.
We talked about symmetry and made butterflies with symmetrical wings. And we made a few caterpillars too.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bees & Butterflies theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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