Thursday, April 4, 2013

God Makes the Butterflies for Preschool

I have a lot of ideas for God's creation, as I have mentioned in a previous post, and www.ScrappinDoodles.com has new graphics with life cycles, so I will be working with those. It is a real effort, though, to create something that is not already on the Internet. But, my granddaughter loves the file folders, so I just have to make those to go with each theme! And, they love the songs with a graphic on a stick, so I have to add that! They love crafts, so I have to add that... and before I know it, I have a super long blog post! Anyway, I can stop using the iPad for a camera since my husband bought me a good camera again. Yah! ☺ So, there will be much nicer pictures!
To use with the preschool 'God Makes Everything' theme for butterflies, this is a file folder game to match up the different colors of butterflies.
Here is the inside, before and after matching them. I print on cardstock, and glue to a file folder. You can print the butterfly FFG here.
The lift-the-Flap butterfly life cycle can be printed in color or black & white. Once the 2 pages are printed (I print of cardstock, at least page 1), I took a craft knife and made slits on page ONE on the black lines (like you see in the first picture). Then lift the flaps and put glue around the outside edges and around the outside of the squares on page 2. When you lay page 1 on top of page 2, it will line up perfect for you. You can print them here:
 
 
Click here to print a song with a small printable that I used on a large craft stick.
We also made this butterfly paper plate craft that I found at Dollar Tree. I posted the picture because I think it can be reproduced pretty easy with a paper plate and cardstock. Click here to print a picture to color of a butterfly and the title is God Makes the Butterflies.
I also found this at Hobby Lobby which will help to explain the life cycle.
 
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28 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for the great butterfly ideas! Your file folder game is just beautiful. I'm glad we haven't done the letter B yet. Pinning for the future!

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  3. I love this and the timing is perfect- we have baby caterpillars spinning cocoons here as I type. Thanks for sharing. I popped by from TGIF. I blog over at http://wegotourhandsfull.com Come say hi!

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  4. What a cute lesson on creation! I love that you tailor your lessons to the interests of your granddaughters; I know that they learn much more due to your diligent work!

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  5. I've already commented, but doing so again for Manic Monday. Thanks for the beautiful printable!

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  6. So cute! will be great for our Earth day project!

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  7. I like the file folder game. Fun to have for kids to do multiple times.

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    1. Thanks! We love file folder games, they always act like they are a new game!

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  8. This is brilliant. What great Spring activities.
    Love you to link up with the Spring Carnival too please
    http://pinkoddy.co.uk/blog/?page_id=9720

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  9. Visiting from Pinkoddy. We've got bugs on the agenda for this summer, so this is a great find. Thanks so much!!

    Lindsey at GrowingkidsMinistry.com

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  10. Another great and resourceful post - thank you for sharing on the Spring Carnival

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing! These are beautiful! God bless! from Natasha Hall in Florence, Alabama :)

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! Such a nice comment, I appreciate it! Glad you stopped by!

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  12. My goodness! This is amazing. I teach preschool to homeschoolers (we meet just once a week) and B is for Butterfly was our third lesson last year. Wish I had these. We certainly will be using it this year!!!! Thank you. PInned :)

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    1. Thanks Sinea! Thanks for the wonderful comment and I really thank you for pinning it!

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  13. Great resources!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  14. Love the butterflies! We appreciate you linking up with The Thoughtful Spot! We'll be sharing on Pinterest this week!

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  15. thanks for the ideas. :D i was thinking of using this life cycle in correlation of 2 Cor 5:17. we were old in sin , but when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, He changes us and makes us completely a new creation.

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