Monday, 25 March 2013


Last Friday was the last day of Term 1 at Butterfly Wings in Springwood.  It was a Favourites and Easter session and everyone was asked to bring a healthy food or Easter item to share after the program.  Forty mums, babies, toddlers, dads and grandmas attended and many of the Butterfly Wings favourites were rhymes from previous programs "Riding in a train" and "Walk my pony" were two fun ones requested.

The triplets sitting on Grandmas legs "Riding in a train!"  How wonderful but hard work for grandma
My favourite for Term 1 was "Rig a Jig Jig" and "Walk the horse". The bilby rhymes shared included "Five little bilbies", "Little Wilby Bilby" and a new, active call and response chant "A Bilby Bar". This was lots of fun for everyone all wiggling around the room with thumbs up, bottoms out, knees together and tongues out!!

Hickory Dickory Dock - rocking from side to side with grandma exercising their vestibular systems! This favourite Butterfly Wings rhyme has been a favourite since Day 1 nearly ten years ago.

Gwen shared the "NO RABBITS" rap story for the last time - until Easter next year and the session finished with the "BUTTERFLY WINGS" rhyme and we wished everyone a Happy Easter break!  The food was delicious and was also shared with all the staff and volunteers at Logan East Community Centre.  Everyone was provided with a Butterfly Wings Rhyme Mat which has all the rhymes and songs for Term 1 together with some fun Bilby rhymes and songs.

Dad and mum singing and playing with their baby son - lots of fun.

Peggy gave out some pieces of calico and instructions for the Butterfly Wings 10th anniversary in December.  Peggy has already completed her wall hanging square and it looks absolutely stunning with a underlying theme of Butterfly Wings and Aboriginal Culture.

This was the first completed Butterfly Wings square for a Butterfly Wings wall hanging created by Peggy.  It is beautifully stitched and the materials carefully selected to represent the theme of Butterfly Wings and the Aboriginal culture - I was very impressed!

Butterfly Wings in Term 2 starts on Friday 26 April at the same time from 9:30 to 11:00.  I will be facilitating the program for the first three weeks before flying off to Europe to attend two weddings!! Jennifer has offered to facilitate the program in my absence for the rest of Term 2

Mums, dads, grandmas, babies and toddlers all having a great time singing and dancing at the Butterfly Wings program.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Gwen and a great organisation. Have fun on your up coming trip.