Projects can be Community Service, MLK or Valentine Holiday Related
Vocabulary: Symmetry and asymmetry, origami – paper folding
Materials: Glue, scissors, paper and pencil, markers, colored pencils or crayons can be used to add details.
- See Origami butterfly template.
- Start with basic origami folded tent, pulling up one wing on each.
- Fold down triangle head to hold wings in place
- Fold butterfly in half through the middle of the body.
- Fold wings away from body.
- Add extra creases for making wings look alive.
- Students can then decorate butterflies with markers.
Opportunity for discussion and play:
- Students can research pollinators.
- They can create a real flower garden or one out of construction paper or tissue paper
- Students can draw metamorphosis of caterpillar using white paper drawn with outline of a jar and talk about transformations they have noticed in their schools or neighborhoods.
- Students can make caterpillar with a series of circles collaged together for body and rectangles for feet and triangles for back decoration.
Animated children’s books:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Choosing Healthy foods and counting
Folded hearts to make butterflies and ladybugs
- See templates
- Trace template, fold construction paper, cut, and color.
“Ladybug, Ladybug” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6oLjMJ2FMQ
- Students cut a dragonfly body and wings out of strong paper or oak tag.
- Decorate with marker.
- Cut slits into the dragonfly body and pull wings through slits so that it can stand.