Caterpillars and Butterflies Preschool Activities
Caterpillars and Butterflies are a beautiful way to explore and learn to appreciate nature! My Caterpillar and Butterfly Activity Pack supports preschoolers interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures!
This pack supports preschoolers development in Science, Literacy, Fine Motor, Gross Motor and more!
Inside you will find...
Catch a butterfly counting cards
Pair these counting mats with pom poms; preschoolers add pom poms to represent butterflies in each net. Each card has the number represented in both numeral and number word form.
Butterfly Counting Mats with frames
Ten frame mats are a great way to support children as they develop understanding of number recognition, counting, and subitizing.
Bug jar counting practice 1-20
Flip a number card, identify the number, then add the same number of butterfly counters to the mat.
Butterfly shape clip cards
Preschoolers love to point out when things aren't quite right...like these butterflies with silly shapes for wings! After the giggles subside invite your preschooler to identify the shapes on each card then clip the matching shape at the bottom of each card.
Caterpillar color puzzles
When children assemble these colorful caterpillars they are working on color recognition, following from left to right, and color word recognition.
What Did the Caterpillar Eat? Roll and graph
This roll and play game is such a fun way to introduce graphing to preschoolers. Roll the playing cube and then color in the correct column. For even more fun play with a partner!
Caterpillar & Butterfly Matching
Invite your preschooler to match up each butterfly with the caterpillar it transforms from. This activity supports math development by including the matching number on the butterfly cards and caterpillar pieces.
Butterfly Uppercase/Lowercase Puzzles
These engaging puzzles are a fun way to support preschoolers as they learn to identify and match lowercase and uppercase letters.
Roll a butterfly
Build a butterfly while practicing math skills with this roll and play game!
Roll the playing cube, then place the matching pieces onto the mat.
Flip and Find Letter Match
Practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters with this flip and find set. Simply print the desired mat and pair with the leaf letter cards.
Find and Punch Letter Mat
Hole punchers are a fantastic workout for little hands! Flip a letter then punch a hole in the matching letter on the leaf
*Be sure to have a good quality hole puncher for this activity, some can be very difficult for little hands.
This activity can also be done with a marker.
Count & Clip Cards
Count up the butterflies and caterpillars on each of the cards then clip the total at the bottom with a clothespin.
Number Puzzles 1-10
Practice number recognition and ordering skills while assembling these puzzles.
Sorting by Size Butterflies
Learning to sort and classify helps preschoolers to understand and organize data. This basic skill is essential for developing skills in math, literacy, and science.
Butterfly Symmetry Puzzles
Introduce symmetry to preschoolers with these butterfly puzzles.
Also try this Butterfly Symmetry Project with your preschooler!
Butterfly Life Cycle
Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with this activity; can be used repeatedly by laminating or printing on cardstock or as a cut and paste.
Caterpillar and Butterfly Gross Motor Play
Work on large muscles using caterpillars and butterflies for inspiration!
Butterfly 3-Part Cards
3-part cards are a great way to learn about new species of butterflies!
Try using these cards as a matching game by printing two sets. Find more ideas on my blog Teaching Tips for using 3-part Cards in Preschool Activities.
Butterfly word wall cards
Word wall cards have so many fun uses with preschoolers!
Because they are so versatile these cards are great for teaching children new words associated with the topic at hand.
Caterpillar Patterning Activity
Complete the pattern on each card using pom poms or markers. This activity is a fun way to practice patterning skills.
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