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:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– 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!