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Butterflies Colors & Counting Felt Board Story / Flannel Board Story Set
Butterflies Colors & Counting Felt Board Story /
        Flannel Board Story 7 Felt Butterflies
You can use this butterfly felt set / flannel set for books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and other butterfly books.

Includes:
Butterflies in 11 or 7 colors: 5" x 3 2/3"
Note: I might not have a certain color than shown in the above photos so the colors may vary in the color shade than shown in the photos (e.g. purple, blue, green might be lighter). Once I sell the 7 butterfly set, I will be using a new felt.
0-10 Felt Numbers: 2"
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Butterfly eBooks
I have written these educational eBooks.

Butterfly Number Games: 0-25 eBook
ADDED 2/22/2011
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Butterfly Number Games 0-25 eBook Snowman Number Games 0-25 eBook
Butterfly Number Games eBook is a great way to learn to count and practice counting from 0-25. Games include: number match, number-word match, and number order.

Contents:
1 set of 0-25 number cards
1 set of 0-25 word number cards
Instructions & plastic bag/envelope labels
Butterfly Counters (Click here to download it for FREE.)
Pages: 11 pages (PDF)

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Butterfly Uppercase & Lowercase Alphabet Games eBook
ADDED 2/22/2011 (To this page)
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Butterfly Alphabet Games eBook Butterfly Alphabet Games eBook
Butterfly Alphabet Games eBook includes uppercase and lowercase letters that you can play lots of learning games. Games include uppercase alphabet match, uppercase alphabet order, uppercase to lowercase alphabet match, lowercase alphabet match, and lowercase alphabet order. This Valentine's and heart ebook is a great way to learn the alphabet or to reinforce what s(he) already knows. Each of the alphabet cards measure 2 1/4" x 3".

Contents:
1 set of uppercase alphabet cards
1 set of lowercase alphabet cards
Instructions & plastic bag/envelope labels

Pages: 10 pages (PDF)


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Butterflies & Caterpillars
Acrylic Life Cycle Specimens - Set of 4

Acrylic Life Cycle Specimens - Set of 4

Set of 4 high quality clear acrylic specimens beautifully illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly. Includes: eggs caterpillar cocoon and adult butterfly.

  • Perfect for encouraging discussions about various stages of life
  • Long-lasting acrylic is an excellent investment for years to come, withstands handling over time
  • Ideal for light tables and science centers


  • Acrylic Specimens Collection - Set of 12

    Acrylic Specimens Collection - Set of 12

    Provide every child an up-close view of real specimens encased in high-quality clear acrylic. Exclusive sets target a variety of interests - an excellent value. 

    • Each includes 4 specimens: butterflies, sea life and bugs
    • Perfect with light tables and science centers
    • Under the Sea set includes: Indian Prawn, Conch Seashell, Pink Skirt Tetra and Red Fortune Crab
    • Butterflies set includes: China Nawab, Leopard Lacewing, Yellow Orange Tip and Common Nawab
    • Scary Bugs set includes: Mountain Stag Beetle, Tiger Wasp, Black Scorpion and a Tarantula Spider
    • Butterflies measure: 3" x 3" x 1/2" thick; others measure 2-4/5" x 1-3/5" and 1"


    Acrylic Butterfly Specimens - Set of 4

    Acrylic Butterfly Specimens - Set of 4

    Provide a close-up view of real butterfly specimens encased in durable clear acrylic.

  • Includes: China Nawab, Leopard Lacewing, Yellow Orange Tip and Common Nawab
  • Observe extraordinary details on wings, antennae and body
  • Great for light tables and science centers
  • Exclusive set is an incredible value
  • 3"Sq. x 1/2" thick


  • Life Cycles Sequence Chart

    Life Cycles Sequence Chart

    Discover some of nature's magic tricks! Children will learn about the transformations of the butterfly frog plant and chicken.



    Jumbo Fingerpaint Paper Butterfly - Set
                          of 12

    Jumbo Fingerpaint Paper Butterfly - Set of 12

    Spread your wings to a great classroom display - enormous lively butterflies! These fingerpaint paper cut-outs are great with Colorations finger paint tempera or BioColor. After painting with fingers or brushes add embellishments with construction paper glitter feathers and foam for even more fun! 12 finger paint paper cut-outs per set. Butterflies measure 35W x 25H.



    Butterflies Felt Set

    Butterflies Felt Set

    These vivid felt butterflies let your imagination soar as you discover their lifecycles. 20 pieces. Ages Pre-K-Grade 2.



    Butterflies Thematic Unit

    Butterflies Thematic Unit Book & eBook

    Butterflies provides lesson plans and cross-curricular activities based on the following pieces of literature: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where Butterflies Grow. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.




    E-Book: WeE-book™ - Science on the Wings of a Butterfly

    Butterfly Books & Caterpillar Books


    National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies

    Butterfly by Dorling Kindersley See online activities to put the story events in order.

    Search for Butterfly and Caterpillar Books at Amazon.com

              
       

    Stickers
    Butterfly Motivational Jumbo Stickers

    Butterfly Motivational Jumbo Stickers

    90 self-adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1-3/8" x 1". Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free per industry standards. Contact us for technical information.


    Moths & Butterflies Stickers

    Moths & Butterflies Stickers

    120 Self-Adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1 inch square. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free. (Per Industry Standards; contact us for technical information.)


    Butterfly & Moth Game
    Butterfly & Moth Concentration Game: Cut some index cards in half. Stick the matching animal sticker on two index cards.  Have the child turn all the cards facing down.  Have the child find a matching card.

    Home Economics (Cooking
    )

    Butterfly Pasta
    Cook bow tie (butterfly) noodles.  
    You can add some flavored gelatin to the boiling water or food coloring.
    Another option is to have some flavored gelatin prepared.  Place some cooked bow tie one a small plate.  Have the child paint with a pastry brush his/her butterflies.

    Cook one of my noodle recipes located at: main dishes or dairy-free main dishes recipes.

    Butterfly Sandwich
    Make a sandwich.  Cut it into two or four triangles (depending how old the child is or how much money you want to spend if you are a teacher).  Place the pointy ends facing each other.  Add one pretzel (or something else) for the smaller sized sandwich and two pretzels (or something else) for the larger sandwich.

    Butterfly Biscuit
    Use a circle cookie or biscuit cutter.  Use one of these recipes: Biscuits or Dairy-free Biscuits.  Cut it into fourths and place on the pan.  Bake.  After they are baked, place it on a plate, place the pointy ends facing each other and a pretzel stick (licorice, etc.) in the middle of the wings.

    Hot Dog Butterfly Biscuit
    Use a circle cookie or biscuit cutter.  Use one of these recipes: Biscuits or Dairy-free Biscuits.  Cut it into fourths and place on the pan.  Place the pointy ends facing each other.   Place some water on the pointy ends and push them together.  Cut a hot dog (frank) in half.  Place it in between the butterfly wings. Bake according to the biscuit directions.

    Sugar Cookie Butterfly #1
    Sugar Cookies or Dairy-free Sugar Cookies
    Use a butterfly cookie cutter and bake according to the directions. When they are cool, frost them.  Decorate how you would like using chocolate chips, colored candy or cereal, etc.

    Sugar Cookie Butterfly #2
    Use a circle cookie.  Use the sugar cookie recipe for the butterfly.  Cut it into fourths and place on the pan.  Bake.  When they are cool, frost them (or place colored sugar sprinkles on the cookie dough).  Decorate your butterfly how you would like using chocolate chips, colored candy or cereal, etc.  Place the pointy ends facing each other.  Place licorice, etc. in the middle of the wings.

    Math
    Look at photos of butterflies.  Talk about how they are symmetrical.

    Math Printables
    Which Butterly Is Different - Actiivty Page 198 @ Bry-Backmanor
    Butterfly Math Activity Printout - enchantedlearning.com Additon Butterfly Printout

    Activity
    Have the child hook his/her thumbs together and make a butterfly.  Make it fly around the room.  You can play quiet music on as the child flies around the room.

    Science
    Butterfly Garden

    Butterfly Garden

    Watch butterflies grow and let them go with this new pop up version of the popular Butterfly Garden. New and improved butterfly house measures 11H x 10 1/2 in diameter and is made of see-through mesh with a clear plastic zippered top and fabric handle.



    Butterfly Life Cycle Printout - enchantedlearning.com

    Butterfly Arts & Crafts
    Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5 Designs
                - 100 Sheets

    Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5 Designs - 100 Sheets

    Brush dab and spray your way to an easy exciting colorful project with these big bold Liquid Watercolor paper shapes. This super pack includes 100 shapes - 20 each of 5 fun designs: fish butterfly star heart and flower. Each design is approximately 9W x 7H.


    Wooden Butterfly Shapes - Set of 12

    Wooden Butterfly Shapes - Set of 12

    Spread your wings! Wooden butterfly shapes are fun and easy to decorate with markers paint Liquid Watercolor and collage. Shapes measure 4 1/2 x 6.


    Sturdy Recycled Craft Rolls - 24 Pieces

    Sturdy Recycled Craft Rolls - 24 Pieces

    Roll out terrific treasures with these Sturdy Recycled Craft Rolls! 4 1/2L x 1 3/4Dia. each. 24 natural brown 1 mm thick rolls.


    Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5 Designs
                - 100 Sheets

    Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5 Designs - 100 Sheets

    Brush dab and spray your way to an easy exciting colorful project with these big bold Liquid Watercolor paper shapes. This super pack includes 100 shapes - 20 each of 5 fun designs: fish butterfly star heart and flower. Each design is approximately 9W x 7H.




    Symmetrical Butterfly Craft

    Using a butterfly pattern, decorate your own symmetrical butterfly.

    Butterfly Pasta Craft
    Have some uncooked colored bow ties.  (Use my colored pasta craft recipe.)  Have the child make a pattern by gluing them onto a piece of paper.  (The child does not have to make a pattern, just glue it on.)

    Butterfly, Moth and Caterpillar Photos and Information
    Butterflies and Moths - Life Cycles
    Butterflies of North America Caterpillar and butterfly photos and information from the 50 states in the United States and butterflies from Mexico.
    Butterfly Zone
    Endangered Ecosystems @ Scholastic
    Journey North
    Monarch Watch
    Moth or Butterfly
    NBII Children's Butterfly Site Including coloring pages.
    The Butterfly House: Butterfly Gardening
    The Butterfly WebSite: Public Butterfly Gardens & Zoos

    Rhymes
    Butterfly, butterfly Rhyme

    Art Fun Twists Butterfly
    Butterflies of the Pine Barrens Pictures of butterflies Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallow tail butterfly, & others at the different stages.
    Christine's Wacky Art Ideas for Insects
    Disney.com - Playhouse - Out Of The Box (Caterpillar) Sing Along
    Miss Curtis and Miss Janssen's Butterfly Web Page
    Teachers.Net: Butterfly Search Results Mother's Day Butterfly & a Poem, Art Activites, Insects Ideas, and Much More.
    The Butterfly Website and Caterpillar to Butterfly Article
    Where Do Butterflies Come From? (and animated stages of the butterfly)

    Math
    O. Orkin Insect Zoo: Butterflies--Lines of Symmetry & Pattern Worksheet
    Thinking Foundation: Symmetry - Patterns in Nature - Butterflies (A Butterfly Pattern & More) It has a balancing butterfly using a penny taped on the back of each butterfly wing.

    Music
    Preschooleducation.com  (Click on "Music & Songs" and then "Bugs"). Have the children use the craft or coloring page as they sing the song.

    Book, Calendar Pieces, Coloring Pages, Crafts, Patterns, and Worksheets
    All God's Children - Coloring Book: Butterfly 1 and Boy & Butterfly
    Bible Based Coloring Pages: Butterfly
    Bry-Back Manor.org Page 198: Which Butterfly is Different?
    Bry-Back Manor Bug Clipart: Butterflies
    Bry-Back Manor: Butterfly Calendar Pieces
    Beginning Reading.com: Butterfly Book  Count 1 to 10 butterflies as you learn to read.
    Butterfly Coloring Pages at PrimaryGames.com Including different stages of a caterpillar.
    Butterfly magnet @ abcbabysit
    Butterfly to color
    Butterfly Scissor Skills
    Bible Based: Kids Explorer - The Butterfly
    Family Works! Coloring Book Page
    Insects of IL = "What Good Is An Insect?"  Including activities you can do at home (and crafts) and "Just For Fun! poems ("Butterfly Wings"; and a joke and riddle), and Monarch Butterfly (facts and a small image to color)
    Mission Blue Butterfly Coloring Page @ LAcoast
    Mission Blue Butterfly @ US EPA - Endangered Species Picture Book
    NBII Children's Butterfly Site Including coloring pages.
    O. Orkin Insect Zoo: Butterflies--Lines of Symmetry & Pattern Worksheet
    Rainbow Butterfly Craft
    Rainbow Crow: Fun & Games Butterfly coloring page.
    Summer butterflies! @ Activity Village Use these are stick puppets or for coloring.
    Thekidzpage.com Creatures Colouring Pages
    Treasures of the Heart Childcare Butterfly lace-up card, puppets, and coloring page
    Westernexterminator.com

    Butterfly Links
    Butterfly Unit Studies Ages 4 - 12

    Monarch Butterfly
    Coloring Book Monarch (butterfly)
    At LearningPage.com you need to become a member.  Sign in by clicking on "Become a Member" and then go to "Theme Sheets" and then "Insects".  Monarch Butterfly Cutout
    Monarch Butterfly Pattern

    Red Admiral
    The Red Admiral and Painted Lady Research Site
    Red Admiral (butterfly) Coloring Page

    Caterpillar

             

    If you would like to find other books, go to: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    DVD

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Bag Ideas
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Spanish:  La Oruga Muy Hambrienta) / The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Board
      

    Here are some ideas you can make to place in a bag.  If you are a teacher, you can have your students make their own story bag.

    1.  Very Hungry Caterpillar: Felt Board Fun (or Puppets) @ DLTK

    2.  For Parents, Teachers, and Students:
    Very Hungry Caterpillar: Story Sequencing I colored them and then laminated them.

    3. Use green felt or paper to make a leaf.  Sew or glue a white pom-pom on it to depict a caterpillar's egg.
    Another option: Go to PrimaryGames Egg on a leaf Coloring Page.

    4. Printout Activities
    Bry-Back Manor: Butterflies - Circles Cut the life cyles of the butterfly circles out and glue them onto the butterfly.
    Munchinland: Caterpillar Worksheet
    Cut out the objects that begin with the letter "C" and paste them on the caterpillar.
    More activities and coloring pages listed further done on this page.

    5.  Caterpillar Activity:
    Sew green pom-poms together using thread to make a caterpillar.  You can make a face using a fine tipped felt pen or leave the face off.
    Have the child place the caterpillar into the cocoon (a brown sock or other color if you don’t have a brown sock or just a small lunch bag).
    Have the child take a butterfly out of the sock (or bag).

    6.  Butterfly Activity
    For Parents, Teachers, and Students:
    Butterfly Coming Out of The Pupa (Chrysalis)
    A monarch butterfly pupa is green but you can make your "pupa" any color.

    Make a butterfly * or copy the pattern found at Thinking Foundation *.  Cut it out on poster board or heavy paper.  Hole punch a hole in the top middle part of the butterfly. Place a 6 inch piece of pipe cleaner in the hole (if using a pattern without an antenna) and turn the edges to form a circle.  Have each child decorate the butterfly how they want (make sure each side looks like the other side).  Take a toilet paper tube to form a pupa (chrysalis).  Decorate it.  Tape the butterfly onto a craft stick.  Curl the wings of the butterfly inside of the pupa (chrysalis) and take it out of the pupa (chrysalis) and let the butterfly fly.  Play some soft instrumental music and let the child fly the butterfly while the music plays.

    * You can make the butterfly wings by folding a small piece of paper in half, and draw half a butterfly along the fold line. You can add the antennas when you cut it out.
    * In a instruction page of their web site, this is a balancing butterfly (using a penny taped on the back of each butterfly wing).

    7. Fingerplay
    Caterpillar
     There was a little caterpillar crawling all about.
     He worked and he worked without a doubt.
     (Index finger wiggling)
     Wrapping himself in a snug cocoon.
     Waiting and waiting, will it be soon?
     (Cover index finger with other hand.)
     Look, he's coming out, my oh my!
     For now he's become a beautiful butterfly.
     (Cross thumbs and let fingers be fingers be butterfly wings.)

    Found at: Finger Plays 3: Caterpillar @ Maw Maw Lynn's

    8. Art
    Egg Carton Caterpillar
    Have a row of 6 cardboard egg carton cups cut out already.  Have them cut the sides out to form legs (cut them out for younger children).  Have the child paint the egg carton using green tempera paint or other type of paint.  Make a face out of paper or paint it if you like, like the caterpillar in the book, "Very Hungry Caterpillar" or how ever the child wants the caterpillar to look like.  Glue it on the dried caterpillar.

    Fingerprint Caterpillar
    Have the child put his/her thumb or a finger into green (or other colors) paint.  Place it on paper.  Make eyes, nose, and a mouth with a cotton swap.  You can make it like the cover of Eric Carle's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar or how ever the child wants the caterpillar to look like.

    9.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Snacks (Home Economics)
    Make or eat some of the foods in the book.
    I would suggest the healthy, inexpensive food items. You can cut some of these foods into small pieces for each child to sample: apples, pears, plums, strawberries, orange, watermelon, or cheese.  If you also want an entire snack, make one of the following: chocolate cake, cherry pie, or cupcakes.  (You can use one of my chocolate cake recipes, cherry pie, or make cupcakes using any of my cake recipes.  Go to: Desserts or Dairy-free Desserts for the recipes.

    Other Ideas
    Talk about the different life cycles to become a Monarch Butterfly or a Painted Lady Butterfly.

    Go to Zoom Butterflies - Enchanted Learning and find facts, activities, and printouts (butterflies and caterpillars) for all ages of children.

    Birds and Caterpillars at frugal-mom.com
    Bry-Back Manor: Help the Caterpillar Become a Butterfly Maze
    Butterfly Coloring Pages at PrimaryGames.com
    Including different stages of a caterpillar.
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Unit (K-3) @ Teaching Heart Lessons, links, printables, and ideas.
    Thinking Foundation: A Caterpillar Pattern

    Butterflies
    Carrie Bruner's Thematic Unit: Eric Carle & The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Caterpillars and Butterflies Unit: (including activities, songs, and more)
    The purpose of this unit is to enhance the comprehension of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and to learn the life stages of the butterfly.
    Caterpillar to Butterfly Week *2care4kids.com*
    Has activities for a week that include poems and activities for different books.
    Children's Butterfly Site Coloring Page of Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle
    DLTK-Kids: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Lots of activities and crafts for children ages 2 and up: coloring pages, and more fun.
    Eric Carle Bulletin Board - Very Hungry Caterpillar
    KinderArt: Egg Carton Caterpillar - Art and Language (Ages 4-7)
    KinderArt: Very Hungry Caterpillar - Art and Language (Ages 4-7)
    KinderArt: Caterpillar Tissue Paper Collage - Art and Language Arts (Ages 4-6)
    Insects (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
    Some of these I have listed above since they are great.
    Lesson Exchange: Monarch Butterflies (Elementary, Science)
    Story Sack @ about.com
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Items (Pictures)
    unit lit nots [v5.0]

    Online Butterfly and Caterpillar Activities & Stories
    Build a Story: Butterfly
    Build Your Own Caterpillar @ Scholastic
    Butterfly Subtraction Game
    Can You Catch The Butterfly - Online Coloring @ Trivia Planet
    I Wish (Caterpillar) @ kidzclub


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