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.