butterfly ten frames
We are finishing up out butterfly theme this week and I made butterfly ten frames for our math center. The ten frames are from my upcoming Early Learning Ten Frames release which will be available for download soon!!
Ten frames are great for math and number recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
Children pick a card and put the correct number of counters on the frames. You can choose to set all of the numbers out or just a few. For younger children I recommend starting with numbers 1-5 or 1-10. The set comes with numbers 1-20. Click the link below to download.
butterfly ten frames
I made a set of four butterfly themed learning sheets to work on both scissor and pre-writing skills. The patterns come in both black and white as well color so you have a choice of what to print.
I print the scissor skill sheets on regular paper for the children to cut and print the fine motor sheets on cardstock paper. I then laminate the cardstock sheets and set them out with washable markers. You can grab the patterns for free below.
butterfly fine motor sheets
The free membership printable this week is butterfly color clip cards. This is a great activity for color recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out ... and then laminated them.
I set the butterfly cards out along with some clothespins. There are twelve color cards so you want to make sure you have at least twelve clothespins for the children to use.
In this activity the children pick a butterfly card and clip a clothespin on the matching color. Play continues until all the butterfly cards have been clipped. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday May 29th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added three butterfly roll and cover mats.
You can see a video of the butterfly color clip cards below:
I have quite a few students that are struggling with colors so I made a butterfly matching activity that works on color recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the butterflies on cardstock paper and laminated them along with the matching color circles.
After I cut them out I put magnets on the back of each of the color circles. I always use magnets regardless of weather we are working on a magnetic board or not because it adds extra weight to the pieces and also lifts them up so they are easier for the children to grasp.
I set the butterflies and matching color circles out in a basket and the children do this activity on the floor or table. They start by choosing a butterfly and then finding the matching color circle and place it on the blank circle on the butterfly. Play continues until all butterflies have been matched up.
You see a video if this activity by clicking below:
The free daily printable this week is Butterfly Alphabet Clip Cards which is a great activity for developing for letter recognition as well as fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. I put them in a basket along with clothespins and put the basket in our literacy center.
In this activity children find and clip the same letter that is on the butterfly. You can do an upper to upper ... upper to lower ... and lower to lower match.
If you do not want to use clothespins I have also included cover-ups that can be used instead. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday May 24th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I wanted a sight word activity to round out our butterfly theme this week so I made a pick and cover game for out literacy center. I wrote sight words on the butterfly patterns and glued them inside a file folder. I wrote the same sight words on the blank labels and glued them on to jumbo crafts sticks.
I printed out the cover-up rectangles on cardstock paper and attached a self-adhesive magnet to the back of each one. I placed the sight word sticks in a cup next to the file folder and the children picked a stick and searched for the matching sight word on the file folder game. They then covered up the sight word on the butterfly with a cover-up rectangle. Play continued until all sight words were covered.
You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:
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