Monday, April 26, 2010

Butterfly Number Matching File Folder Game

This week we are learning about caterpillars and butterflies.   To go along with our theme and help Aiden work on the numbers 0 – 10, I made a Butterfly Number Matching File Folder Game.  


The download includes butterflies with spots ~ count the number of spots and match the butterfly to the correct flowerimage

and butterflies with spots and numbers ~ match the number on the butterfly to the number on the flower. 


imageClick on any of the above images to download.


Here is how we played:

I hung the butterflies from the ceiling,


gave Aiden a butterfly net, and let him catch them.  As he pulled them out of the net, he told me the color of the butterfly (all of the butterflies are different colors so we could work on colors too!) and he counted the spots and said the number. 


I had to keep hanging the butterflies up so he could do it again and again!  Later in the week I will help him match the butterflies to the numbers on the flowers. 

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The Activity Mom said...

So clever! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the download

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Thanks for the printable! That picture of Aiden is so cute! You can tell he is having a blast!!

Mommy Moment said...

What a wonderful activity!

Thanks so much for sharing!


Elise said...

I love your idea of having Aiden catch the butterflies in a net - brilliant. What a fun way to work on numbers. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic resource. I am printing it off right now and think that my daughter will love this. It's lovely to think that something you made in your home, will be enjoyed in our home here in Australia. Thank you once again for sharing this activity.

Elise said...

It's me again! I meant to leave you a link to a butterfly matching activity that I saw on Mama Jenn's blog. If you are interested the link is:

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Great game! I love that you had him first run around a "catch" the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jolanthe said...

As always, you did great! :) Love it!!

Joy said...

Too cute! I can't wait to try it with my little ones!

Madonna said...

Aren't you creative! I love it, especially incorporating the butterfly net. I just saw some at the Dollar Store! I think I will need to go back and get it now!

Andrea said...

Hey, I just printed this out and tried it with my little guy! He loved it--thanks so much!

Unknown said...

How come when I go to download the book it brings me to some site that the download looks like a virus, and I am scared to download for fear of getting some virus.. it has a big flashy download button.. Please help..


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