Printable for Teachers: Butterfly Life Cycle Craft

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 10.17.09 AMHello, Friends! Just dropping in to share these quick, hand-drawn printable freebie for your classroom.

I quickly drew this for a little “craftivity” for my kindergarteners as we study life cycles. Please feel free to print and share for your class. Then, let me know how it goes.

This is the top layer. My example may have been colored in orange (you teachers know how it is when you’re frantically trying to help lots of little hands. The students made elaborate designs and were sure to make color choices  IMG_4811Next comes the back:IMG_4813And, last, these little illustrations of each stage. IMG_4814

I know! It’s not a fancy, computer-made printable, but it sure does the trick and gets the kids involved! My students even begged to finish their butterflies rather than going to centers!

We held it together with a clothespin. Students painted them black today, and they’ll twist some pipe cleaner antennas on the top tomorrow.

IMG_4818There’s a surprise under the wings! IMG_4820 



Pumpkin Painting

I confess, I’m a party pooper. I’m simply not a Halloween-lover! You can have all the spooky/scary you want, just leave me the cozy fall touches.
As an alternative to making a Jack-O-Lantern, I thought I’d paint a pumpkin.
The inspiration was the splendor of creation during this glorious season. 🙂 Acorns, oak leaves, ginkgo leaves and more.
How are you preparing for this Halloween/Harvest?


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬ ESV)