Butterfly Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
In this 248-page comprehensive preschool butterfly theme lesson plan pack kids learn about the life cycle of a butterfly during a full-week (or more!) of playful reading, math, and science activities. Vivid photographs are included throughout the units so children can see real life examples.
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All Preschool Teacher 101 Lesson Plans Include:
- Recommended Book List
- 1-Page Weekly Lesson Plan Grid with Activity Ideas for Whole Group, Literacy, Math, and Science each day
- Alternate Editable Weekly Grids for 4-day, 3-day, and 2-day programs
- 5 Daily Lesson Plan Sheets with Activity Directions and Materials List
- 2-Page Center Descriptions
- Related Printables
- Skills Checklist
This comprehensive 248-page butterfly theme lesson plan set also includes:
- Sorting /b/ and /c/ Beginning Sounds Activity
- Butterfly Life Cycle Emergent Reader
- Sensory Bottle Labels
- Caterpillar and Butterfly Sorting Cards
- Butterfly Symmetry Matching Cards
- Caterpillar Uppercase Alphabet Cards
- Butterfly Lowercase Alphabet Cards
- Caterpillar Patterning Activity
- Butterfly Life Cycle Roll and Graph Game
- Butterfly Science Journal
- Butterfly and Caterpillar Vocabulary Cards
- Butterfly Life Cycle Word Building Mats
- Caterpillar Syllable Sort
- Caterpillar Egg Leaf Counting Mats (Numbers 1-10)
- Counting Caterpillars Activity
- Feed the Caterpillars Activity
- Butterfly Life Cycle Images and Poster
- Caterpillar Measurement Recording Sheet
- 10 Little Butterflies Circle Time Song
- Butterfly Life Cycle Necklace Printables
- Real Photos (with labels and without labels)
- Butterfly Name Craft
All clip art pages also included in black and white options.
This was so great to have with my year long animal studies in preschool. Resource is age appropriate and worthwhile for early childhood settings.
Deborah M. via TpT
Excellent resource! The large and clear images were so helpful to use in whole group. I loved the lesson progression and activities to go along.
Staci G. via TpT
This is a great resource to have, especially with distance learning. The worksheets are simple and easy to use and distribute to parents.
Rakia Z. via TpT
Many of our resources address a wide range of topics. This way we can help you cover many skills in an efficient way that is still fun and engaging for children. In this section we’ve listed the key skills, not necessarily all of them.
The skills taught in this product include:
Lesson Plans FAQ
We don’t have it listed for sale, but we do have a free download in our blog post about how we approach weekly lesson planning.
Inside The Pack membership we have an editable template library that includes the lesson plan template, class list files, annual planning templates and more.
The lesson plans are set up as a 5-day lesson plan for full day classrooms.
There are five suggestions for each of the whole group and small group lesson plan areas and at least two suggestions for each type of center.
However the exact number of days may vary based on your daily schedule and regular routines.
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