Butterflies + Migration Unit: Butterfly Sequencing

This simple activity is a play-based way to teach your child about the concept of sequencing. Start by putting the materials together, and then find a way to play that meets your child’s abilities where they are. If you still have your antennae headbands from our Insects + Spiders Unit, see if your child wants to wear them while you play!

What you need:
What to do:

Start by printing 4-6 butterflies onto colorful cardstock using our template. Cut them out.

Using a marker, write the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 onto the butterflies (or as many even numbers as you have printables for).

Write the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 (and so on) on mini popsicle sticks.

Tell your child that they need to help each butterfly find its antennae. Let them try to create the correct sequence of numbers by giving each butterfly two antennae. For example, for the 2 butterfly, the correct antennae are 1 and 3.

If your child makes a mistake, try to help them self-correct by counting the numbers out loud. For example, you could say, “Hmm..1, 2…5? Is that right?”

You can also use the butterflies and antennae to practice skip counting.

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Published by The Learn + Live Letter

The Learn + Live Letter is a play- and project-based homeschool curriculum for children ages 3-12.

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