Saturday, June 4, 2011


Bug stamps from Oriental Trading. I have the kids use them to make patterns.

Counting by 10's on insect cutouts and writing the number words.

Using pattern block shapes to make insect artwork.

This is a really good book for teaching adjectives. 

Printable from Mrs. Lee. 

Idea from Mrs. Lee. Adding 3 numbers together.

Adding together 4 dice and writing on beehives. Printable from

From Filling in a 100's honeycomb chart.

Our butterflies hatched! All five made it. The red cotton balls are sugar water dyed with red food coloring for nectar. The other reddish spots are not blood. They are from the butterfly's body, it is actually coloring for their wings. They pump the fluid from their middle section into their wings for coloring. Some of the coloring seeps out.

Journal entry from our Butterfly Observation Journal. Another student wrote  (phonetically),  " I see the butterfly sip nectar using it's proboscis". YES!! Success!


Kids roll the dice, write the numeral then color the leaf the appropriate color.

This is a good one for the end of the year when you are just about out of ideas. Give the kids 2 dot dice, have them roll, add the dots together then write. After their grid is filled out have them color the numbers according to a color key (see below). They actually loved this!

Letting our butterflies go.

Observing the nectar, wing fluid and cocoons.

1 comment:

  1. What cute ideas. I am always so excited when I find a great new kindergarten blog as I am moving there next year after three years in third. Love your blog!