Butterfly Lapbook

My Daughter’s Butterfly Lapbook!
Here She is holding her Butterfly Lapbook and Wearing Her Butterfly Mask.
(one of her Many Butterfly art projects)

Our Daughter’s Butterfly Mobile!
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The Butterfly Lapbook and Butterfly File Folder Game!
Caterpillar Counting Game from http://www.abcteach.com/
The Lord’s prayer mini book http://www.dltk-bible.com/
My itsy bitsy letter B book http://www.kidzone.ws/
Life cycle, Bible Copywork on front from http://www.lapbooklessons.com/
The other bible verse http://www.handwritingforkids.com/
Butterfly two letter sight wods books http://www.childcareland.com/
Yellow Butterfly pocket coloring page printed on yellow cardstock.
The Opposite Butterflies resized and opposite words added from http://www.childcareland.com/
The other templates from http://www.homeschoolshare.com/
The coloring pages http://www.crayola.com/
To make the Butterfly journal cardstock, Butterfly coloring page and coloring pages to add in.
Other life cycle and Caterpillar beginning sounds from http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/
Painted Butterfly lady bug book from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
Symmetry is a Butterfly coloring page.
Our File Folder Game:
We used 2 Legal Size File Folders
1 Dice
Brainquest question (at child’s age level)
My daughter playing her Butterfly Game with mom and I take
a minute to snap the picture.
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My 10yo Miah taking his turn at playing the Butterfly game
with mom and I took a minute to snap a picture.
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Photos of our Painted Lady Butterflies!
This one didn’t want to leave but, loved getting photographed, which was
beneficial to our learning, holding and enjoyment!
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Here I am showing my daughter that the Butterfly can’t hurt you and bringing
this beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly out of the haibitat.
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Here is our daughter holding a Butterfly for the first time!
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She asked me “How come she won’t fly away?”
I told her “She must love you holding her and maybe she wants to be photographed.”

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The boys had 2 friends over today from Soccer Camp to go swimming (that are homeschooled also)
and we let each of the boys hold the Butterfly that wouldn’t fly away.
Here one of the boys handing it to one of my boys.

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The last photograph before this lovely Painted Lady Butterfly decided it was time to fly away!
It was nice everyone was able to hold her and look at her.
Bye Butterfly!
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My daughter asked “Why do we have to let her go?”
I replied “So she can do all that worked we talked about.”
Our Wall Mount Removable Butterflies above the Erase Wipe Board,
From the dollar store.
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The Picture Below:
Our Daughter thought this was absolutely Beautiful from the dollar store.
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Also her Butterfly Poster we purchased at the dollar with a plant poster
both for 1.06
How lucky was that?
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Since our Bug Theme is a on going through til Aug. 2008
I am sure you will see more Butterfly items added and Bug Items added
throughout our Summer Lapbooks.
Hi There Folks, it’s Thursday July 24th, 2008 and we had a Butterfly Program Today!
We have more butterfly stuff for you!!
We went to a program at the library today, being we are still doing the catch the reading bug theme….
We were learning more about Butterflies but, this time Monarch Butterflies.
We learned today that we didn’t know….
Just before they pupate, monarch larvae spin a silk mat from which they hang upside down. The silk comes from the spinneret on the bottom of the head. As it sheds its skin for the last time, the caterpillar stabs a stem into the silk pad to hang. This stem extends from its rear end and is called the cremaster.
We also learned that Butterflies hear with their Knees….??
They taste with their feet and feel with their antenna’s. (we heard of this but, didn’t remember).
We also learned that when the Monarch Butterfly is ready to emerge the pupae will be clear and you will be able to see the wings inside…unlike the painted Ladies you cannot.
We also learned and seen how tiny the eggs really are…..
We also were given some Butterfly sites that everyone else may want to visit…
Monarch Butterfly Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/index.html
You can purchase from here also the lady we purchased from at the library:
Here’s Our Monarch we bought at the Library program today July 24th, 2008

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We also learned today….

Female Monarch! (Female monarchs have darker veins on their wings).
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Male Monarch! ( have a spot in the center of each hindwing).Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
The Viceroy! How can you tell?Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
(The Viceroy Butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hindwing.)
Okay I am so bummed!
The kids and I missed the Monarch Butterfly emerging from her Cocoon…
I can’t believe it!
Then when we went to release her after 24 hours we had her because she needed to go find food before she starved to death she flew away before Bumblebee could really hold her….
So next year we will do Monarch’s again making a Monarch Butterfly Lapbook and hopefully learn more and have better educational results although we did receive a email about Monarch’s and learned a little that way.
Here is a picture of Our Monarch Female that flew away very quickly!
Bumblebee named her Bumblegum!
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She was absolutely beautiful!!
Visit Our Barracuda Site for the day we visited the Butterfly Garden:
Our Bumblebee and her Brothers went to a Butterfly and Beatle Mounting Workshop.
(Sorry date stamp is wrong, this we did on Aug. 2nd, 2008)
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