Butterfly STEM Activities
Homeschool moms, have you ever been looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids? Why not try some butterfly STEM activities?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These activities will help your kids learn about butterflies while having a blast!
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The Butterfly Life Cycle
Looking for some easy and fun butterfly activities to do with the kids? You’ve come to the right place! Here are a few of our favorites that are perfect for homeschool or just a fun afternoon activity.
First, let’s learn about the butterfly life cycle. Did you know that butterflies go through four distinct stages?
The butterfly life cycle begins with an egg. After about a week, the eggs hatch and small caterpillars emerge. These caterpillars spend the next few weeks eating leaves and growing bigger. Once they reach their full size, they attach themselves to a twig or leaf and enter the pupa stage.
During this phase, the caterpillars’ bodies transform into those of butterflies. Finally, the butterfly emerges from its pupa as a beautiful butterfly.
Now that you’ve reviewed the life cycle, try out some fun butterfly activities below.
Recommended Life Cycle Books for Kids
If you are looking for a book to know more about butterflies, these book recommendations are perfect for your kids! It’s also a good way to extend the Butterfly Life Cycle science lesson.
Butterflies for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to the Butterfly Life Cycle and Beautiful Species to DiscoverExplore My World ButterfliesA Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children’s Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children’s Books) (Family Treasure Nature Encylopedias)Butterflies Are Pretty … Gross! (Nature’s Top Secrets)Save the Butterflies (Save the Earth Book 7)Ten Magic Butterflies (McKellar Math)
Recommended Butterfly Life Cycle Activity Kits
Kids really love activity kits and toys! Below are two great choices if you want your kids to learn about the butterfly life cycle.
Get the butterfly life cycle toy models for a more hands-on activities like the sensory bin or play dough. Grab this butterfly life cycle wooden puzzle to add in some fun learning too.
Butterfly STEM Activities
Check out these Butterfly STEM Activities that kids will surely enjoy.
Butterfly Slime Recipe
This slime recipe will be a hit with kids who love butterflies. It's very cute and easy to make.
Butterfly Life Cycle Craft
Are you doing a life cycle of a butterfly lesson in your homeschool? Your kids will love this play dough craft!
Butterfly Life Cycle with Pasta
Another craft to illustrate a butterfly's life cycle. This time, you will use different shapes of pasta.
Fall Leaf Butterflies Craft
Talk about seasons while doing this lovely butterfly craft using things from nature.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet
Reinforce your kid's knowledge about the butterfly life cycle with this awesome worksheet.
Plastic Bottle Butterflies Recycled Art
If you want to teach kids about butterflies, they'll love this recycled butterfly art.
Cardboard Butterfly Life Cycle Craft
A butterfly life cycle craft that uses cardboard and printable templates. You can put a real twig, too!
Raising Painted Lady Butterflies
A perfect science activity where kids can observe a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly right before their eyes.
Caterpillar to Butterfly Science Activity with Balloons
Kids will have fun seeing caterpillar balloons grow and turn into a butterfly as the vinegar reacts to the baking soda.
Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft
A very easy stem activity for kids to observe how butterflies emerge from a cocoon.
Crystal Butterfly Craft
Teach kids how to grow crystals on a butterfly-shaped pipe cleaner. Kids will enjoy this fun and colorful stem activity!
Here you go! Now you can introduce STEM concepts to your homeschooled kids by trying these butterfly-themed activities.
So gather up your supplies and get started. The butterflies will be waiting!
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