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Make a Butterfly Playdough Activity Cards

Flutter into spring with this Make a Butterfly Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and make a butterfly by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– Symmetry
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, butterfly cookie cutters and/or small heart cookie cutters (these can be used to make the wings), googly eyes, craft sticks, pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, buttons, beads, pieces of drinking straws, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Facilitate conversation during this activity; have your students to describe their creations. Ask them which items they used more/less/same of, and help them understand the concept of symmetry.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download MAKE A BUTTERFLY PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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Decorate a Flower Playdough Activity Cards

Decorate a Flower Playdough Activity Cards

April showers bring May flowers, which means it’s the perfect time for this Decorate a Flower Playdough Activity. It’s blooming with learning opportunities! Students will choose a task card and create a flower by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, flower cookie cutters (optional), pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, buttons, beads, faux green leaves, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download GET THE DECORATE A FLOWER ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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Garden Patterning Activity

Garden Patterning Activity

Pattern pins are versatile and easy to put together. They promote hands-on learning and quickly capture the attention of most learners.

I found this set of cute felt flowers and butterflies on Amazon and thought they were the perfect thing to use for our Garden Unit pins. For actual instructions on how to assemble the pins please refer to this post.

Garden Patterning Activity

When introducing the concept of patterning, emphasis that a pattern is only a pattern if it is repeated at least two times. Follow up by showing examples. Break your children up into small groups and have them practice copying and extending these patterns. Start with easier ones and work up to more complicated ones.

In conclusion, be sure to give each student the opportunity to “read” their patterns after they have been created.

MATERIALS USED:

– Paint mixing sticks
– Paint (craft or spray)
– Clothespins
– Felt flowers and butterflies
– Hot glue gun

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