Before storytime, hide the butterflies around the room. Have the 8 sorting containers assembled into a flower petal (white is the center).
During storytime, have the children find the butterflies around the room. Have them place the butterflies in the same color container as the butterflies’ wings.
Prop Source: Skoolzy Rainbow Butterfly Garden from Amazon. You could recreate something similar with colored containers from a dollar store and butterfly cutouts if you are on a strict budget. This is a nice set though and has other hands on STEM activities in the free eBook.
Please note: Product Packaging indicates that this activity is for ages 2+.