We reviewed the life cycle; click here to see how I incorporate creative movement, to help my students remember the butterfly life cycle. After they had all turned into beautiful butterflies I took my little ones on an adventure. We searched high and low for flowers. Finally when snack was ready, I gave a holler and said I FOUND FLOWERS FULL OF NECTAR. All my butterflies flew to the tables and sipped their "nectar" through their proboscis.
I used a die cut to make the flowers and poked a hole, in the middle, with a pencil. The straws were too long and had be shorten to fit their dixie cups.
They REALLY enjoyed playing with these.
In the classroom
It best to print it double sided so that the children do little less cutting and use less paper. I found this cute butterfly life cycle on CutesyCrafts.com, as a free printable. Make sure to read her posting, or you'll miss it. It's a click HERE link.
Their antennae fell off :(
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS butterfly episode