Teach your children the lifecycle of the butterfly using items in your kitchen!
1. Rice or acini de pepe (can be found by the noodles) = eggs
2. Corkscrew pasta = caterpillars
3. Shell pasta = chrysallis
4. Bow-tie pasta = butterflies
I like doing it in a circle so it shows the cycle. I also have the kids decorate the background of each section with crayons, such as a leaf for the eggs, a twig for the chrysallis, etc. Also, each section is numbered 1 through 4 (although my pictures are inaccurate).
My son did this version in preschool. He colored the noodles with markers. Also cute!