Butterfly STEM Activities

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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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Butterfly STEM Activities

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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 DiscoverButterflies for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to the Butterfly Life Cycle and Beautiful Species to DiscoverExplore My World ButterfliesExplore 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)A 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)Butterflies Are Pretty … Gross! (Nature’s Top Secrets)Save the Butterflies (Save the Earth Book 7)Save the Butterflies (Save the Earth Book 7)Ten Magic Butterflies (McKellar Math)Ten Magic Butterflies (McKellar Math)

 

Butterfly STEM Activities

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 life cycle toy models
butterfly life cycle wooden tray

Butterfly STEM Activities

Check out these Butterfly STEM Activities that kids will surely enjoy.

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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