It's in the Bag!
Here’s an idea for a Caterpillar to Butterfly Literacy Bag.
Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Fiction)
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Gerald Legg (Nonfiction)
Just a School Project by Mercer Mayer (Fiction-Little Critter studies caterpillars for a school project.)
Activity: Felt Board Set of butterfly life cycle with a 1’ square piece of felt
Craft: Decorate and cut out butterfly
Supplies: Copy of a blank butterfly.
Plastic baggie with colored pencils, colored tissue paper, sequins and small bottle of school glue)
In the parent letter, encourage parents to read a book each night with the child. After reading all three books, place the felt board figures on the piece of felt in the order of the butterfly life cycle and talk about it with the child. Then decide how to decorate the butterfly. They can use materials from the bag or things from home like colored cereal, paint or colored chalk, etc.