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B is for Butterfly

This week we will make our version of this Butterfly window treatment!

You can try this at home as well and its appropriate for kids 1 to 5 years old.

Don't forget to say BBBBBBB During the exercise.

B is for Butterfly

Your kids can create a beautiful butterfly window treatment to brighten up their room!

You will need

  • two pieces of clear contact paper (about 9×12 inches each)
  • colored tissue paper cut into small (about 1-inch) squares
  • butterfly pattern
  • adult scissors
  • masking tape

step1 1. Peel off the backing of one piece of contact paper. Secure it to the table with masking tape, sticky side up.
step2 2. Lay your butterfly onto the sticky contact paper. Make sure its head is facing to the right. This is so that when you display the butterfly, the "B" will not be backward.
step3 3. Now your child can apply the colored tissue paper squares however he wants.
step4 4. Cover the finished butterfly with the other piece of clear contact paper.

Enjoy your lovely window treatment courtesy of the letter B and of course your little one!



Here is the beehive. (show your closed fist)

But where are the bees?

Hiding inside, where no one can see.

Here they come, out of the hive.

One, two, three, four five... (lift each finger as you say the numbers)

They're alive!

BZZZZZ! (Tickle your child.)

A is for Alligator

Today starts our new series Letter of the week craft , songs and rhymes in English!

These are some of the things we will be doing in the classroom at Dobra Teta. You can do them at home to help your kids remember their new English words

Lets get started with A is for Alligator craft


Here is what you will need


  • Letter A template printed on colored paper (get yours here: Giant Letter A – A is for Alligator)
  • Alligator teeth template and printed letter A's – or A's cut out of magazines (get yours here: Alligator Teeth & Letter A's)
  • 2 white circles (I used a circle punch)
  • green construction paper squares
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick or bottle
  • Let your kids follow the steps below you can guide them but make sure to use English words! =)


  STEP 1:   Apply glue to the letter A.


  STEP 2:   Attach green "scales" to create your alligator


  STEP 3, 4, 5:  

  • Cut out the alligator teeth.
  • Glue the teeth inside the alligator's mouth.
  • Draw a black circle or oval inside each white circle for the eyes.
  • Feed letter A's to the alligator by gluing them inside his mouth.

finger playFinger play for letter A

Way up high in the apple tree (arms stretched up high)

Two little apples smiled at me (point to cheeks)

I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)

Down came the apples (make downward motion with arms)

Mmm, they were good! (rub stomach)


songSong for letter A

Oh, I wish I was a marching army ant.

Oh, I wish I was a marching army ant.

Oh, I'd marchy way up high,

Until I could touch the sky.

Oh, I wish I was a marching army ant.