One of my favorite of all time Unit Studies was on Butterflies… While this particular unit was created some 3 years ago and could certainly do with some wonderful new worksheet activities, it is still a very comprehensive unit, covering many subjects and areas of interest, for a range of ages.
176 pages of pure educational fun!
Taken from the Currclick Publisher Page:
This work is aimed at early learners to much older learners within the elementary school age group. Some of the best ways for our children to learn is by play and interaction. Teaching them about insects is a fun and exciting way for you to encompass a variety of subjects into your theme. Math activities can include symmetry and counting. Grammar and vocabulary exercises are relatively simple to coordinate;
• Butterfly crafts can be used as an extension lesson or to make gifts for that special person, or to create a fantastically whimsical outfit;
• Social studies can include why people or situations are likened to butterflies, caterpillars or moths;
• Drama and the arts can be anything relating to watching animated (or documentary) movies, drawing, photography as well as dressing up;
• Life skills can include planning and hands-on interaction for a butterfly-themed party;
• Literature Arts will include reading and writing poetry or books or a complete literature unit study.
We don’t forget of course the fact that nature and science will form the basis for your very first butterfly study. Extensions can include geography i.e. where do those butterflies come from? Historically one could venture into which cultures or societies and in which era were butterflies used as symbols, and what did they symbolize.
Critical thinking skills and revision for older or younger students can include cryptic puzzles, wordsearches, crossword puzzles and a variety of questions and answers, true or false. Younger children would love coloring pages, mazes and drawing.
There are many ways to include butterflies into your child’s classroom. On this page I share with you a few of the ideas we have tried or would like to try. I do hope you enjoy them, and find some useful resources!
The unit is written in US English and is A4 size. Please adjust your printer settings.
I have included:
Complete Literature Unit Study of the classic “The Butterfly’s Ball” (separate download)
Glossary and Terms
Student Revision Activities
Basic writing exercises
Songs and poems
Vocabulary, Grammar and Writing Exercises
Mathematics Symmetry exercises
Butterfly crafts and activities and more…
For moms, dads and the rest of the family, enjoy cooking, baking, crafts and singing along with action poems. Also included is a list of further resources for educators as well as a few family-oriented activities.
This week Currclick Publishers is offering it as a subscriber freebie. With an almost $5 value, be sure to download your free copy now. And please share the Currclick links with friends xo