Crafty Monday: Butterflies & Beetles

Hi gang and welcome to Crafty Monday 🙂 Last week I told you about these super neat bug lapbooks we’ve been doing through Danielle’s Place. They’re Bible lessons too. Enjoy the pics….

Crafty Monday: Bug studies & Painting the Front Door

We’ve got about two and a half weeks left of our bug studies. This week we learned about the Goliath beetle and the armor of God.

We also talked about Water Strider’s and keeping our focus on Jesus. Then we learned about  beetles that change colors and how we shouldn’t change our colors when we’re around different people. We should remain the same and treat all people with kindness. I encourage you to check out these awesome bug lessons.

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/BugBuddiesStudies.html

Last week I also mentioned that I made a couple of my own lapbooks on bugs that were not in this series. One of those bugs was a butterfly. I combined resources from Enchantedlearning.com and lapbooklessons.com

We also had a printout from abcteach.com

Abcteach and Enchanted Learning require membership fees for most of their stuff but lapbooklessons  has tons of freebies. I don’t have a membership with lapbooklessons. I also let Michael decorate with butterfly stickers. There’s a spot on the back where he wrote the verse about being a new creation in Christ. I wrote a quote from the book “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”.

We also learned about the Holocaust this week and read Holocaust books that talked about butterflies. I got my inspiration from this post: http://afaithfulattempt.blogspot.com/2012/01/butterfly-project.html

We read a few poems from the book “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” , a collection of poetry and artwork by kids in the Terrazin Concentration camp. I gave Michael a brief history of the Holocaust and who started it. I showed him Germany on the globe and how the Nazi’s invaded parts of Europe.

We also read the book  “The Butterfly”, which is based on the true story of a little girl who discovered a Jewish girl living in her basement. At first she thought the girl was a ghost but later  learned that her mother was hiding Jewish families. It’s a beautiful story and great for elementary age children.

We also watched a Hallmark movie called “The Devil’s Arithmetic” about a modern day Jewish girl who goes back in time and lives the Holocaust. She learns to appreciate her family and heritage. She goes from being a spoiled brat to being a thankful & caring person.

Then we used the pastel resist method from the blog above and made butterflies.

God bless and Remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover

PS: Here are a few crafts we didn’t get to but you might enjoy them.

http://kikicreates.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-butterfly-mobile-all-about.html

http://bobunny.blogspot.com/2010/04/spring-kids-craft.html

Jump to Part 3 of Bug Studies:

Crafty Monday: Ants & Ladybugs

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