Posted by: ad65shorty | April 28, 2011

Blast From the Past: Pasta Butterfly Lifecycle

Love this!

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).

done by 2-year-old

My son did this version in preschool. He colored the noodles with markers. Also cute!

done by 4-year-old


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