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.
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!
More STEM Activities
Love working on STEM with your kids? Try some of these other ideas.
STEM Plant Activities by STEAMsational