Butterfly Week -Symmetry

Butterfly week in Exploring Nature With Children is coming, and we are excited! We’ve seen a few butterflies around the neighborhood and have been excited to learn more. I’ve pulled all our butterfly books and have been trying to organize them a little.

We are going to spend the first day focused on butterfly symmetry. Big Kid has been interested in art, classifying things, and nature lately, so I think this is a good place to start. We will be using these butterfly symmetry puzzles from The Silvan Reverie (in their freebie section) before we paint our own symmetrical butterflies.

This amazing puzzle was made by my grandfather, and was mine when I was little.

The two books we’ll be reading with this lesson are:

Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horacek – the sweet story of a little girl who sees a butterfly one morning while in her yard and spends the rest of that day and the next searching high and low for the butterfly. She encounters a variety of other critters in her garden, describing each one by it’s primary color. I’ve posted about this fun book before. You can see it here.

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston & Sylvia Long – an informational text about the vast and intriguing world of butterflies. The pictures in this book, along with all the other books in this series are stunning, and I always learn something while reading. I also appreciate that the pictures have captions so we can learn some butterfly names along the way.

Look for Part 2 of Butterfly Week coming soon!

What are your favorite butterfly books?

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