Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Letter B (Part 1)

This week we did the Letter B. Our topic was Butterflies.

We had a lot of fun this week! Loads of crafts as usual and we also got to include other fun activities that fitted into the theme.

To start the week off we got out a 4 layer puzzle on the life cycle of a caterpillar. It is a great puzzle and starts off with the first layer  - the tiny caterpillar and ends with the last layer - a beautiful big butterfly.
I used this puzzle to introduce this week's topic.

After the puzzle I read Seychelle the book, Life Cycles: Caterpillar to Butterfly. We spent some time going through each page discussing the amazing journey the tiny caterpillar makes into becoming a beautiful butterfly! What an amazing creation God made.

The first butterfly craft we did was a beautiful colourful paper tissue butterfly. I printed out an A4 size butterfly picture (courtesy of a google search for colouring in pages), then we "planned" out which colours we were going to use. Then we started ripping up pieces of different coloured tissue paper.


We made another Letter B - made up of bubblewrap, with butterfly wings.