An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly Lesson Plan
After reading the book by Laurence Pringle, students experience metamorphosis for themselves!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly is filled with useful information that enriches a study of butterflies. In this lesson, students will "retell or dramatize traditional literature." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
Students will "retell or dramatize traditional literature." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
- An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Pringle
- A body sock. This is a Lycra body suit, with a Velcro flap. They are often used to help students become better aware of spatial sense.
Set Up and Prepare
Because head lice are a concern, you may choose to have individual shower caps available to children when they take their turn inside the body sock.
Have students take turns in the body sock. Give them time to wriggle around, experiencing the metamorphosis of a butterfly.
Use mosquito netting to create large wings and have students pretend to be butterflies.
The following two sites feature body sox for sale:
You may also find them on Ebay or Amazon.Try checking with your school OT or PT to see if they have one to lend you.