Caterpillar to Butterfly
Develop fine motor skills and recognize spatial relationships through imagination and storytelling about a caterpillar.
Explore the base plate to find the 4 caterpillars.
Help them turn into butterflies by adding 2 wings from the bowl: one on each side of their body.
Imagine and tell the story of these caterpillars. What happened? What’s happening now?
How to prepare
1 base plate
12 random bricks
Attach 4 vertical bricks to the base plate in random locations, leaving enough space between them to add wings.
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.
Change the number of bricks.
Add larger wings to make bigger butterflies.
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Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas
- Recognize spatial relationships
- Express many feelings and emotions in a manner appropriate to cause, setting, and severity of situation
- Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers
- 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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