Catch a Butterfly

Catch a Butterfly


  • small butterfly nets or large plastic/paper cups with a craft stick handle attached
  • pre-cut tissue paper butterflies
  • basket to hold the butterflies

This is a fun activity for the children and it develops eye hand coordination. It is best if the children play in groups of three or four.
Give each child a “net.” Practice the procedure so that the children understand they will be taking turns. Only one child will be trying to catch the butterfly at a time.

An adult calls a child’s name, tosses a butterfly into the air and only the named child can try to catch it. Play until every child has been successful several times.

Older children can play this game independently.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Games

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 10.4, 14.3

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