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Caterpillar to Butterfly

10 min1 participant

Develop fine motor skills and recognize spatial relationships through imagination and storytelling about a caterpillar.

Let's play!

  1. Explore the base plate to find the 4 caterpillars.

  2. Help them turn into butterflies by adding 2 wings from the bowl: one on each side of their body.

  3. Imagine and tell the story of these caterpillars. What happened? What’s happening now?

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 12 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

Attach 4 vertical bricks to the base plate in random locations, leaving enough space between them to add wings.

Facilitation tips

  • The child might find several ways to place the wings: that’s great! Creativity must be encouraged.

  • Ask the child to mimic a butterfly and move their wings.

  • Encourage the child to express feelings and emotions with open-ended questions.

Possible variations

  • Change the number of bricks.

  • Add larger wings to make bigger butterflies.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx
  • Share via email

Children will develop these holistic skills

creative skills

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas

cognitive skills

  • Recognize spatial relationships

emotional skills

  • Express many feelings and emotions in a manner appropriate to cause, setting, and severity of situation

social skills

  • Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers

physical skills

  • Locate objects by touch

Did you know?

  • Tactile reading requires good exploration skills, so tactile exploration of a page should be encouraged and stimulated.

  • Playful experiences offer a safe space for children to try out and take risks, where they fell a sense of agency and direct their own activities.

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