Butterfly Color and Number Walk- gross motor skills
What we used:
What we did:
I drew butterflies on each piece of paper. I added numbers 1-6 to each one. I also gave each butterfly the same number of dots so the kids could count them.
I then took the 6 butterflies and taped them to the floor with painters tape. I made a circle with them for us to have a color walk!
Having numbers and colors was great to keep both my oldest and younger son engaged. My boys are 3 and 5yr.
They walked on the butterflies until I said stop. Whatever butterfly they stopped on they had to tell me the color and number. It was easier for my tot to tell me the colors but my preschooler was able to go over both numbers and colors. Even though my tot may not have known the numbers, this was great way for them to practice and learn at home.
The color number walk turned into a color sort at the kids prompting. After we went through all the colors and numbers, the kids went over to a box of toys in the floor and started matching them up.
|yep, we have dirt on our floors:)|
The color sort was a big hit. As you can see below little brother was just thrilled that he got them all right!
The 2 oldest had a lot of fun sorting and playing with cars for some time until baby brother found them and started ripping the butterflies off the floor. Oh, the joys of having a baby brother, lol. After some quick interference, playtime resumed. Just another day in the life of a mom to 3 boys/kids.
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