Caterpillar to Butterfly
Develop fine motor skills and recognize spatial relationships through imagination and storytelling about a caterpillar.
Explore the base plate to find the 4 caterpillars.
Help them turn into butterflies by adding 2 wings from the bowl: one on each side of their body.
Imagine and tell the story of these caterpillars. What happened? What’s happening now?
How to prepare
1 base plate
12 random bricks
Attach 4 vertical bricks to the base plate in random locations, leaving enough space between them to add wings.
The child might find several ways to place the wings: that’s great! Creativity must be encouraged.
Ask the child to mimic a butterfly and move their wings.
Encourage the child to express feelings and emotions with open-ended questions.
Change the number of bricks.
Add larger wings to make bigger butterflies.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas
- Recognize spatial relationships
- Express many feelings and emotions in a manner appropriate to cause, setting, and severity of situation
- Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers
- Locate objects by touch
Did you know?
Tactile reading requires good exploration skills, so tactile exploration of a page should be encouraged and stimulated.
Playful experiences offer a safe space for children to try out and take risks, where they fell a sense of agency and direct their own activities.
Pre-braille activity groups
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.