Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Toddler Activities for the letter W

Here's another activity to celebrate the letter "W." It involves one of my favorite books, Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert. We decided to make some butterfly "wings" of our own.

construction paper
popsicle sticks
glitter (optional)
hole punch (optional)

 Step One: Fold a piece of construction paper in half width-wise and draw half of your butterfly on the fold.

Step Two: If your toddler/preschooler can cut it out on their own, help them to remember to leave the fold untouched so they can open up their butterfly when they're done.

Step Three: We used one of the pages in this book as our template for colors and design. I helped my two year old with the black lines to get the ball rolling. She took over from there.


Step Four: Tape your popsicle stick onto the back of your butterfly and fly it around! We decided to make a second butterfly for Hazel who was in Joy School. We used the hold punch to add some flare.


Of course once Hazel came home, she decided to make many more butterflies during quiet time. I ended up with an entire bouquet of butterfly wings!

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1 comment :

  1. You should make a book out of all of your ABC ideas. I love this one for little girls. Sorry again about Joy School today. :( I hate the flu.