This week we learned all about butterflies and caterpillars with our Butterfly themed baby bins. We had so much fun exploring sensory bins and creating crafts this week as we learned about these beautiful winged insects.
Here is a look at our 6 animal themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Butterfly Theme Book:
This week’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a well loved staple in our book collection so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include one of our favorites as the focus read aloud for baby bins. From the adorable caterpillar, to the dye cut pages I’m sure your little ones love this book just as much as we do.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Bin:
Stained Glass Butterflies:
For our first craft we made pretty stained glass butterflies with dollar store picture frames. I took the paper and cardboard out of the small glass picture frame and used hot glue to attach the glass to the inside of the frame. Then I glued the butterfly outline inside the frame. Aubrey squeezed different colors of glitter glue inside the butterfly outline (with some help from me). Then she added a few drops of food coloring. Next she used cotton swabs and toothpicks to spread and mix the colors. After it was dry it looked so pretty in a sunny window.
Butterfly Feeding Bin:
Dot Stamp Butterfly:
Dot stampers are a great go to fine motor activity. I love how easy it is to spice up a plain old coloring page with bright beautiful dots. I printed a few of these butterfly outlines and let Aubrey design her own butterflies. Easy Peasy art!
Butterfly Play Dough:
In this bin: play dough, rollers, butterfly/caterpillar cookie cutters, gems, googly eyes, buttons