Weekly Themes #32 Butterflies and Bookworms for 6-8 year olds

Have you ever heard of a Bookworm?  Bibi here, the BookSpring Butterfly.  People call people “book worms” because they really really like books!  But did you know there is also a real thing called a book worm?  It’s an insect that eats the pages of a book!  I love people who are bookworms, but real book worms, not so much.  Let’s take special care of our books, and they’re last a long, long time.  And we can also read books right now, online, together!

Watch videos, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again. Discussion questions are available for each book. 

Best Foot Forward

  • Why is Mr. Centipede confused about which foot to step with first?
  • What are some things that you do out of habit?

Sniffles, the Crocodile and Punch, the Butterfly 

  • How do Sniffles and Punch help each other?
  • How can you help someone else?

The Caterpillar Who Wanted to Fly 

  • Why does the caterpillar want to fly?
  • Why is it important to be patient?

The Tale of a Butterfly 

  • What stage is the butterfly in when it eats and feeds?
  • How many eggs does the butterfly lay?

Una Sonrisa de Mariposa

  • ¿Cómo llegaron las mariposas al parque?
  • ¿En donde vive Kavya?
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo duran las mariposas en el capullo?

Sollozo el Cocodrilo Y Linda la Mariposa

  • ¿Cómo se ayudan Sollozo y Linda?
  • ¿Cómo puedes ayudar a alguien?

La Mariposa Blanca

  • ¿A dónde quiere ir la mariposa blanca?
  • ¿Que compra la mariposa?
  • ¿Qué útiles compras para la escuela?

Things to Do Together

Talk: Have you ever learned about butterflies or caterpillars before? What colors have you seen them be? 

Read/Write: Read this Poem: “I wish I were a bookworm / A bookworm’s never glum / Cause how can you be grumpy / When you read all day for fun.” Try to memorize it, or make up your own about butterflies and book worms!

Espanol: “Deseo ser un gusano de libro / Un gusano de libro nunca está triste / Despues de todo, como puedes estar triste / cuando puedes leer por diversión todo el día.”

Create: Make an Egg carton butterfly – cut an egg carton to have 4 cups like a square (2 long and 2 wide). Add some paper antennas and decorate however you’d like to! (Haga clic aquí por más instrucciones en español)

Explore: Get an up-close look at butterflies with this Butterfly Jungle Cam! Here’s another video of the Butterfly House at a zoo. How many different colors of butterflies can you spot?

Did you know that in most places in America, there are around 100 different species of butterflies? Mexico is home to over 2000 different types of butterflies! Get outside and see if you can find any little critters like caterpillars, worms, or butterflies. Hint: butterflies like warm, sunny places with low plants. 

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Learn about the Butterfly Life Cycle on PBS Kids!

La Mariposa cuento de PBS Kids
Go on a butterfly world field trip with PBS Kids

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • I learned that I could tell the wind is blowing using my senses.
  • Did you learn any new words?
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Weekly Themes #32 Butterflies and Bookworms for 6-8 year olds
Weekly Theme Butterflies and Book worms Ages 6-8
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Weekly Themes #32 Butterflies and Bookworms for 6-8 year olds

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