Our 5-year-old daughter has always loved butterflies. However, after we raised our own butterflies from caterpillars this past spring all of our kids are fascinated by them.
This busy bag is great for introducing the concept of symmetry to young kids in a simple way they can understand.
Try this activity with your…
The object is to choose a card and make the butterfly a matching side using felt pieces.
As with all busy bags, you’ll need to walk you’re child through the activity the first time, but even our 4 year old can use this busy bag independently.
If this activity is too difficult for your child, try starting with an easier version. Our toddler enjoys a modified version of simple putting a butterfly together like a puzzle.
I used the butterfly template to make solid butterfly bodies (one piece, not two), single top wing and bottom wing pieces, and large circles. Make sure you leave a space in the middle of the wing pieces for the body.
Eliya (2 1/2 years old) can do this activity independently. I taught her to lay the pieces in this order: large wing, small wing, body, circles.
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag file.
We love using felt to make inexpensive learning toys and tools. Have you ever made a toy or learn tool from felt? We’d love to hear your ideas.
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