Watch the video below and then have a go at some of the activity ideas. You can do them in any order and can complete a few or all of the tasks if you would like!
Questions to ask about the film clip:
Pause the film after 17 seconds when the man sits down
with the book:
Pause the film at 33 seconds:
Pause the film at 48 seconds as the butterflies fly out:
Pause at 52 seconds:
Play to the end:
Today you are going to write your own description of when the book opens up! Use the adjectives below to help you when writing your description.
Read the text below to help you write your own description!
*Challenge - Try using biggest, largest, brightest, smallest, prettiest or quickest. E.g. One butterfly had the prettiest wings of all.
The book opened and the butterflies flew up, up, up into the sky. They had wings of all different colours. Some butterflies were bright yellow, some butterflies were brilliant blue and some butterflies had beautiful emerald green wings. There were large butterflies and small butterflies. There were butterflies with spots, some with stripes and even some with pretty patterns. They twirled, fluttered and flapped their paper wings before coming to rest in the big tree.
The name for a group (collective noun) of butterflies is a kaleidoscope. Can you match the pictures with the correct
Read the information and then have a go at answering the questions.
|Name: Tom Wicks|
|Job: Explorer/Butterfly Expert|
|What do you do?
I travel around the world looking for rare and beautiful butterflies. When I find one, I watch it and take photographs of it. Then I write about it for my book of butterflies.
|What is your favourite butterfly?
I love the blue morpho butterfly because it has bright blue wings.
|Where do you go to find the butterflies?
I find many of the butterflies in jungles and forests and some are in my own back garden.
|Which butterfly would you most like to see?
I would love to see a golden birdwing butterfly. They have very large golden wings
and they are quite rare.
1. Which is Tom's favourite butterfly?
2. Where does Tom find the butterflies?
3. Why do you think Tom takes photographs and writes about the butterflies?
4. Would you like Tom's job? Explain why?
Other activities to complete after watching the