Get ready to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with your little ones! This hands-on activity is super simple, using pasta to represent the different stages in the butterfly life cycle. Gather up your little learners, and let the fun begin!
Here's what you'll need to have on hand before you begin the activity:
First, use your straight edge and marker to draw an 'X' shape in the center of the paper plate, dividing it into four equal sections.
Label the sections with the four stages of the butterfly life cycle: Eggs (First Stage); Caterpillar (Larva); Chrysalis (Pupa); and Butterfly (Adult).
Place several pieces of pasta in each section. We used Ditalini to represent the eggs, egg noodles for the caterpillars, mini shells for chrysalises, and Farfalle for our butterfly.
That's all there is to it!
Here are some ways you can modify the activity:
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