Did you know you can pull together a unit study without a formal curriculum?
Recently, Rainbow Resource Center helped me create an Easy Butterfly Unit Study for my Kindergartner with the following components.
Easy Butterfly Unit Study
First, Are you a Butterfly? This is a cute tale of the life stages from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis and finally butterfly! Simply written in a witty tone and beautifully illustrated.
Next, Butterflies Coloring Book with 47 pages of butterflies to color. Each page highlights a specific butterfly, giving the scientific name plus interesting facts. Great to work on those fine motor skills too!
Who doesn't like stickers? In Butterflies Stickers there are over 60 eye catching stickers to be placed within the subjects of habitats, life cycle, survival tactics and endangered species.
And a butterfly study wouldn't be complete with learning in action! Live Butterfly Garden is a habitat to watch caterpillars make their chrysalis and hatch into a beautiful butterfly! The enclosed coupon gets you caterpillars from Insect Lore.
Where's OUR picture with OUR butterflies? Well, that's a really good question! I have a 5 year old that really wants to see the life cycle of these beautiful creatures in action. It has been tremendously hot here in the tropics. Because of that, Insect Lore advised us to wait for cooler weather before requesting our caterpillars. (I love that this company has the integrity to tell consumers to wait for more temperate weather!)
Having said that, I know that for the majority of my readers the opposite will soon be true. So, it's the ideal time for you to get a habitat and order your caterpillars to enjoy!
As for us, we are reading, coloring and using our sticker book in anticipation of cooler weather!
Check out more science related extras at Rainbow Resource Center!