Butterfly Center Ideas

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This week we are creating a brand new unit on Butterflies!!  Are you excited??? 

Butterflies are a huge hit on the web, so it wasn’t hard for me to find some fabulous resources that can be use in independent centers.  Remember to go over how to do the activity with your kiddo before allowing them to do it independently.

Pretend Play

For our butterfly week, I found some felt patterns for the The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Making Learning Fun.

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Felt Board Pieces for Very Hungry Caterpillar

Felt or Flannel boards are a fun way to retell stories or even for matching activities.  If you don’t have one, they are easy to make.  I found several tutorials on the web, my favorite from Itty Bitty Love. I love that it is small for kiddos and CHEAP!!  If you’d like to make a bigger one then check out Totally Tots or Teach Preschool for inspiration.


I created a few play-dough mats to go with this week’s theme. I suggest you print them front to back and laminate them, so they can be used over and over again!  To keep your kiddos engaged even longer, provide a few butterfly cookie cutters.


Spell Outloud has some wonderful craft ideas, plus more on her Squidoo page.  Just scroll down a bit to find the instructions.


Have fun fluttering through these activities.

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  1. says

    Hi! I love all these ideas. I will be implementing them this coming spring with my toddlers. Thank you very much for sharing all this.

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