The Little Butterfly That Could Activities for Reading Comprehension

The Little Butterfly That Could is the sequel to The Very Impatient Caterpillar written by Ross Burach. The butterfly emerges and needs to migrate to find food. When he realizes he has to travel 200 miles, he doesn’t think he can do it. This adorable story focuses on growth mindset and believing in yourself. It pairs perfectly with The Very Impatient Caterpillar and our butterfly lifecycle journals. I just had to make some activities to go along with this story. The Little Butterfly That Could activities pack is filled with comprehension strategies that you can use and differentiate for all your learners. There are also writing and word work activities as well as a few fun math games. Students will enjoy the butterfly craft and coloring activities included, too!


The Little Butterfly That Could activities included:

Reading Strategies:

  • Predicting 3 options
  • Check for Understanding 2 options
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • My Opinion
  • Problem & Solution
  • Character Analysis 2 options
  • Character Feeling
  • Message
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Point of View 2 options
  • Text Connections
  • Retelling B, M, & E 3 options
  • Sequencing Cut &. Paste 2 options
  • Features of Fiction
  • Questions
  • Inference
  • Author’s Purpose


  • List/Web Things that you can do
  • Retell Prewriting & Writing
  • Opinion Prewriting & Writing


  • Find the Butterflies 2 dice sum
  • Butterfly Bingo Add 10
  • Tens & Ones Spin & Cover

Colorful Posters

  • 6 questions on a ring
  • Main idea
  • Details/sequencing cards words only
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Sees, does, thinks, feels with 4 matching cards for each one
  • Message posters 2 options

Butterfly Craft

  • 2 options
  • “Believe in Yourself” Letters for Bulletin Board


  • ABC Order
  • Syllables
  • Word Search
  • Vocabulary
  • Punctuation
  • Making Words

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