I target 3-4 year old kids when I put these lists together, but my almost-2 year old LOVES joining in too! When we meet in “real life” we have a couple 5-6 year olds join as well. 😉
1- Gathering time: play with musical instruments bin. This week I’m bringing out the ukuleles again to encourage the kids to make “butterfly wing” sounds on them.
3- When I Sing LaLaLa by Janeen Brady. We do this and the welcome song with puppets:
4- Butterfly Introduction Song: The theme for this week is butterflies! Have you seen a butterfly before? Do you know what a “baby” butterfly looks like? This song covers the 4 stages of butterfly growth and is full of actions you and your kids can copy!
5- Butterfly! The song starts at 50 seconds. Give each child a scarf, and sing the colors of the scarves you have (instead of yellow, orange, and purple).
7- Rhythm Sticks! Coordination practice! Tie a scarf around your kiddos so your children are butterflies! Give them rhythm sticks to clap while they fly around the room. If it’s too easy, add in a simple obstacle course!
9- Parachute Butterflies: Put the colored butterflies on the parachute! Help them fly low, then high!
10- Butterfly Hibernators! Some butterflies hibernate! Make a parachute “mushroom,” but let everyone jump inside it like hibernating butterflies. Then pretend it’s spring and jump out!
11- Walk Around by Nancy Kopman. We walk around holding onto the parachute and doing the suggested actions in this song:
12- Goodbye Song.
I also have these fun butterfly activities that you can print and play with:
I hope you all stay well and we can start meeting together again soon!