Butterflies are one of the only tolerable bugs in my opinion. Ladybugs and bees are the only other bugs that don't send me in the other direction. Butterfly day with Mother Goose Time this month had such fun activities!
We started out with Camouflage Matching, which was a matching game focusing on the way that butterflies can blend in with their surroundings. Little Guy doesn't LOVE matching games, because he is always a bit perturbed when he doesn't get a match and I won't let him flip over more until he gets a match. However, he actually is very good at the game after the first few turns. After we played I had him count how many cards I had and how many he had, then tell me who had a greater amount.
Then we played Butterfly Migration. After talking about what kind of weather butterflies like, as well as what kind of weather Little Guy likes (sunny on both counts), I had Little Guy go clean up his playroom while I hid the puzzle pieces around the room. Then he found them and "migrated" them into the "sun" light. After that we put the puzzle together a couple times.
Our art project of the day was called Butterfly wings. I think it looked pretty cool! Although the project wasn't actually supposed to teach symmetry, I saw the folded paper, and Little Guy started out painting only the left side, and I told him that we could do something cool if he only painted on the left side of the line. So he painted on one side, then we folded it back in half and pressed on it. Voila! Symmetry! Then I asked him if he wanted to draw a butterfly body and he did, plus antennae. He did not want to cut it into a more butterfly-esque shape though.
Although we didn't learn about ants today, Little Guy did discover some. I had dropped a Veggie Straw outside, and an hour or two later, he was eating dinner on the porch outside (at his request, usually we use the table, or at least the picnic table). He yelled in to me that I had to come look! I obliged and an army of ants had come to carry off the snack. After he finished eating I had him come inside so he could get his magnifying glass we got last month! He looked at them for a little while. Sadly this didn't end up well for the ants, as he got a wee bit to excited and slaughtered quite a few of them with his feet while he was talking to me about them. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for science?
Little Guy and I get this super fun curriculum from Mother Goose Time for free in exchange for sharing our experiences and pictures. All opinions are my own!