Butterflies are one of my favorite spring activities! So for this week’s Literacy Snack Butterfly Read Aloud, I’m sharing one of the books about butterflies that is part of my butterfly book study. We are reading Velma Gratch & the way cool butterfly, by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes.
“It’s hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That’s because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory—a place neither of her sisters has ever been. When a monarch roosts on Velma’s finger and won’t budge for days . . . well, no one will forget Velma ever again.” -amazon
Not only is this a wonderful book about butterflies, but it also is a great story about how to be different and how to stand out the right way. The illustrations are a lot of fun too!
So for our literacy snack this week, we are of course making butterflies!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Each student will need
1 pretzel stick
2 thin slices of oranges
To make the butterfly, first have the students carefully cut their orange slices in half, using a plastic knife. Or you can skip this step and have all the orange slices up in half already, depending on your class ability. Next, have the students make a vertical line with their blueberries. Carefully place the orange slices next to the blueberries as the butterflies 4 wings. Last, break the pretzel stick in half and add on as the antennae.
While your students are enjoying their butterfly snack, I’m sharing a free printable from my butterfly book study for them to work on. The students will cut and glue the pictures in the correct order of the butterflies’ life cycle, or metamorphosis.
You can download the Literacy Snack Butterfly Read Aloud free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
If you enjoyed this activity, make sure to check out my butterfly book study that goes along with 4 butterfly books. It’s loaded with vocabulary, sequencing activities, centers, and games.
I hope your students enjoyed making their butterfly snacks this week!
See you next time!