Bugs and Butterflies Preschool Lesson Plans

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24 Interactive thematic lesson plans for young children


“Build, measure, paint and read all about bugs and butterflies!”


Get ready for fun and learning with preschool unit lesson plans for Bugs & Butterflies. This thematic unit is packed with literature based activities that are easy to prepare and fun to implement.


- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!

- Build vocabulary and early literacy skills with songs and games!

- Get learners ready for school with printable pages!


Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.


This unit includes activities for:

Literacy | Math | Sensory Exploration | Crafts | Science | Social Studies | Gross Motor | Social and Emotional Well Being


Concepts:

Butterflies, caterpillars, insects


Recommended Reading:

• The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

• Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

• The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

• Bugs A to Z by Caroline Lawton

• Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horacek


Activities at a glance:

Literacy:

• Pool Noodle Name Caterpillar

• Insect Letter Formation

• Caterpillar Alphabet Crawl

• Story Retelling

• Alphabet Matching Puzzles

Math:

• Inchworm Measuring

• Counting Inchworms

• Ladybug Counting Craft

• Butterfly Counting Cards

• Inchworm Play Dough Activity

Science:

• Handprint Butterfly Life Cycle

• Build Your Own Insect

• Drink Like a Butterfly

Art:

• B is for Butterfly

• Egg Carton Snails

• Stone Bugs

Fine motor:

• Fine Motor Bug Sorting Activity

• Hungry Caterpillar Game

Sensory:

• Bug Sensory Bin

• Sensory Butterfly

Gross motor:

• Bug Exercises

• Sticky Spiderweb

Music:

• Make Your Own Cricket Wings

Circle Time:

• Butterfly Color Activity


Developed by a team of talented teachers and parents, these activities range from whole group circle time ideas to active learning games. All lesson plans have been carefully crafted and kid tested!


Whether you are a new teacher developing an entire preschool curriculum, a veteran teacher searching for new inspiration, or a parent homeschooling your preschooler, you'll find everything you need in these Preschool Unit Lesson Plans.