Demonstrate this by placing your hands together, and then, keeping the heels of your hand together, open your hands.
Kids can use their hands to model how butterfly wings fit together.
Butterfly Wing Activity
Prepare a set of paper butterfly wings for each child.
2. Starting on the fold side, draw THE TOP AND BOTTOM WINGS as shown.
3. Cut out the drawing, cutting through all the layers of the paper. Four separate sets of butterfly wings will be formed.
4. Ask kids notice how the wings fits together when they open and close the paper butterfly wings along the fold.
2. Fold the wings together, and then gently press the wings so that the paint colors the wings on both sides of the fold line (where the body is).
Point out how the top pair of wings are alike and the bottom pair of wings are alike.
Point out that the top pair of wings are different from the bottom pair of wings.
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