I want to tell you about a project I do with the religious education children for Easter.
I start saving cardboard toilet paper rolls before Easter.
A month before Easter, I make copies of caterpillars and butterflies (CLICK HERE
for patterns), each on 8” x 10” piece of paper, one caterpillar and one butterfly for each child.
First, the children color their butterflies and put their names on them. Then I take the butterflies home with me.
Two weeks before Easter, the children color the caterpillars and the cardboard rolls and put their names on them. Then they stuff the caterpillars into the rolls and tuck tissue paper in both ends.
I take the rolls home, take the caterpillars out, and put in their butterflies. Then I tuck the tissue paper in both ends again.
At the last class before Easter, the children get their rolls and take them home. When they open them, they see their butterflies!
This is good for younger students.
Anna Lo Monaco has taught fourth-grade and fifth-grade students and currently teaches kindergarten students.