For some reason, this post is one of my of top hits so I thought I’d re-share it today:
Make some cards of the butterfly lifecycle for your children to put in order. I used this one from Enchanted Learning.
I also like to make this activity more hands-on. Making the cycle using pasta is lots of fun!
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.
I also have this version my son brought home from school years ago. I love that the noodles are colored with markers!