Thursday, May 2, 2013

Take it and Make it Life Cycle of a Butterfly Craftivity

It's Thursday and you know what that means!

 I went shopping yesterday.  I just happened to be in the mood to see what I could find for my classroom next year.  I have decided to go with a bright rock-n-roll theme for my back-to-school theme using these 4 bright colors.  I was pretty please with the start I made.
 I found these 4 little containers at the Dollar General for $1.
 I added dice and now no more dice on the floor.  I am SUPER excited about this!
(It's just the little things in life isn't it??)
 We've been wrapping up our study on life cycles.  We made caterpillar accordion books that I actually came up with YEARS ago when I was teaching kindergarten.

You will need to do some prep work before you begin.  Use bulletin board paper and accordion fold into 6 sections.
I use a lid for my pattern to trace circles.

Make sure that whatever you use for a pattern is hanging over on the side of the folds.
Cut out to make books before you start with your students.  (A parent volunteer is GREAT for this!)
It's also fun to make them a variety of colors.
 First the students color the pictures.

 Cut out one eye and post on the front next to the fold.  Add a smile.
 Open the book and add the other eye along with another smile.

 On each circle add the stages along with the pictures.

Last page!
The back of the book.
Here is what the book looks like open.
See how it accordion folds?

It can also be left closed as you turn each page.

You can find this craftivity in my TPT store.

Now it's your turn to link up (just grab the first pix at the top and add somewhere on your post) and share something that we can TAKE and MAKE!

Be sure to stop back by Sunday for some BIG news...You won't want to miss it!