Butterflies are amazing insects! 🦋 They can be found in all habitats, from rainforests to deserts to grasslands—no matter where you live, you have butterflies! This unit will be filled with lots of science, plenty of math, and even a biographical story for a splash of history.
Butterflies are one of our favorite pollinators! We’ve discussed in other activities how other animals help to get plants the pollen they need to make seeds, but in this post, we’re taking a closer look at the butterfly proboscis (AKA, a long, strawlike tongue that coils and uncoils) and how a butterfly spreads pollen when it drinks a flower’s nectar.
This beautiful craft takes a closer look at the butterfly’s fascinating life cycle and metamorphosis. This craft can be done in several steps (not necessarily all at once) depending on your child’s level of attention and interest.
This simple activity is a play-based way to teach your child about the concept of sequencing. Start by putting the materials together, and then find a way to play that meets your child’s abilities where they are.
Butterflies do some pretty smart work for the planet. Today, we’re going to borrow some of their smarts for this hands-on math activity that helps your child gain a deeper, more holistic understanding of numbers that will serve them in all their math lessons.