Inside: Get ready to plan with these toddler and preschool bugs and butterflies theme resources! This collection includes activities, songs, books and printables that we will be using in our toddler and preschool classroom this year.
Every spring one of our favorite themes is bugs and butterflies.
This year, 2021, we will be exploring them the first two weeks of April (followed by gardening).
We will be learning about the season of spring for the entire month.
Because I am often asked if I can share what we are doing specifically each year, I have put together this page sharing our activities, songs, books, printables, products … and more!
And, as I often do, if I decide to add more to this theme, I will edit this page and share those as well.
Teaching virtually? Check out this resource where I’ve added my April ideas:
Preschool Bugs and Butterflies Resources 2021
We will also be making individual smaller versions using regular-sized coffee filters.
- Butterfly Props
Using the free butterfly prop (see printables section below), the children will decorate their own butterflies and I will attach them to a popsicle stick. These can then bee held during circle time while reading butterfly books and singing butterfly songs.
- I will be placing a large paper butterfly shape on the easel along with watercolors.
- Farmer’s Market using our free printable packet.
Science and Exploration
- Butterfly Life Cycle
- Fit-Together Pieces (We are still not allowed to use traditional sensory bin fillers.)
- Butterflies and Magnifiers
More Bugs and Butterfly Theme Resources
Bugs and Butterflies
Butterfly Theme Printables
Circle Time Printables
I made these to go with Butterfly Colors Song, but you can also use it as a general color identification activity. The free packet also includes numbered butterflies.
Writing Table Printables
Table Activity Printables
Dramatic Play Printable
- Caterpillar Spring: Butterfly Summer
- Ten Wriggly, Wiggly Butterflies
- Let’s Count Butterflies
- In My Flower
Bugs and Butterfly Lesson Plans
I’m so excited to be one of the authors of these hands-on lesson plans for toddlers and for preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
Note: This is a digital product. Links to downloads will be sent to you after purchase!
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