Hi guys! My name is Stephanie and I am the creator of the site Somewhat Simple. I am excited to be here today to feature a fun project my kids and I did together last summer.
First I did some research online and found pictures and information that I thought they would enjoy. I put all the info in a Word Document and added some activities that I made so that the information I found could be more interactive. I printed a copy for each of them and then stapled the corners to make a workbook. Here is the document, you can download this document if you'd like to!Monarch Butterflies
After we finished learning about the butterflies, it was time to make a craft. My 8 year old did a similar project in 1st grade that I thought would go perfectly with this lesson, so special thanks to Miss Lee for the fun idea! I just changed it up a little. Here is what we made:
. Pasta- Rotini, Shells & Bowtie
. White Beans
. Paper Plates
. Twigs and leaves
. Labels- Eggs, Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly
Using your pen, divide your plate into 4 equal parts.
Begin gluing your items down on each part of the plate. (I'll show you what goes where in the pictures below.)
First Space- "Eggs"
1 leaf with 3 white beans
Second Space- "Caterpillar"
1 leaf with 1 rotini pasta
Third Space- "Chrysalis"
1 twig with 1 shell pasta
Fourth Space- "Butterfly"
1 bowtie pasta. Draw antennae with your pen
And that's it! Fun and educational!
Have a Happy and Safe Summer everyone!