Listening craft activity: Build a butterfly
Print the provided sheets and cut out all the butterfly parts.
From your setting you will need plain paper (one piece per child) and glue.
To be able to follow directions including size, colour and pattern. (Up to 4 key words)
Give each child a piece of plain paper. Put out butterfly body parts and tell the children that they are going to build a butterfly. Explain that each butterfly will be unique, so they will have to Listen very carefully for the colours and patterns that they will need for their butterfly. Each instruction will include a body part. colour and pattern. The wings will also include a size.
If you are doing this activity as part of a group session, each child should get a turn at finding body parts. e.g. Each child gets a turn at finding a butterfly body before moving on to another body part. Example
Find the green stripy body
Find a blue antenna
Find a pink antenna
Find a big yellow spotty wing
Find a Little blue spotty wing
Find a big pink wing
Find a Little green wing
Option 1 – remove patterned body parts. (up to 3 key words)
Option 2 – only put 1 body part out in front of the child at a time. (up to 3 key words)
Option 3 – remove patterned body parts and only put one body part out at a time. (up to 2 key words)
Once all the children have collected all the required body parts to build their butterfly, use the glue to stick them down together.
Use the butterfly to open a discussion about everyone being unique. Explore and share similarities and differences between themselves and others. You can talk about families, communities and traditions (understanding the world, people and communities)