Communication Activity: Make Butterfly Catching Game
Directions to Create Game
- Cutout round butterfly pieces from the Butterfly Sheet.
- Use the Butterfly pieces as a stencil and cut out matching size circles using the cardstock.
- The cardstock will create more sturdy game pieces.
- On one side of each cardstock cutout, place a â€œconversation topic.â€Â This can be done by writing words and/or by using pictures (e.g. write the word Dinosaur, place a picture of a Dinosaur, or both). Kids also enjoy drawing their own pictures.Â Take a completed conversation cutout and glue it to a butterfly piece so that on one side the butterfly is visible and on the other side the conversation topic is visible.Â Repeat this with all conversation pieces.
- Select age-appropriate conversation topics that can be helpful in developing your childâ€™s conversation abilities with their peers.
- Select topics that are of varying interests to your child.Â This will expand the game to make your child have conversations that are not of his/her primary preference.
- Example conversation topics include toys/games, feeling words, sports, movies/television, and family customs.
- Take a completed conversation cutout and glue it to a butterfly piece so that on one side the butterfly is visible and on the other side the conversation topic is visible.Â Repeat this with all conversation pieces.
- Use the packing tape to â€œlaminateâ€ the completed conversation pieces.Â Cover each piece (front and back) with a layer of packing tape.Â This will help your pieces â€œlast longerâ€ and withstand more elements that they may be exposed to by your child.
- For the more interactive version: Attach a small magnet, paperclip, or brad to the butterfly side of each piece.