Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft For Kids

Our Mother Goose Time Curriculum theme for last month was butterflies and bees. We spent the first 2 weeks of our unit studying and learning all about bee's. The second 2 weeks were spent learning about butterflies. Once of the topics we learned about was the lifecycle of a butterfly, today I am going to share with you the project we did to learn all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Materials Needed For Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft Paper Plate Small Piece of Crepe Paper … [Read more...]

Butterfly and Bee Math Ideas

We have done a lot of butterfly and bee math fun this month with our Mother Goose Time curriculum, so I decided to do a post sharing all the math fun we have done. You can see all the fun we had learning about bee's homes in my previous post I shared last week, if you want to see the fun we have had already in our Bee's and Butterflies unit. Honeypot Bee Math We worked on some honeypot math equations. The kids rolled the dice and then put that amount of "honey" aka orange bingo chips, then … [Read more...]

50 Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas for Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of year, new life is everywhere, flowers are starting to bloom, we can finally go out and explore the local trails, and the kids can finally go outside and play without layers of winter clothes on. Today I am going to share a list of over 50 different quick and easy kids craft ideas for spring from around the web. There are lots of fun craft ideas for kids about flowers, butterflies, rainbows, baby chicks and birds, rain, and much more. 50 Awesome, … [Read more...]

Butterfly Craft For Kids

With us visiting the butterfly gardens a few times in March and April the kids had fun making a super easy butterfly craft for kids! I picked up this craft kit from Oriental Trading Company for the kids and set it out on a tray so it was ready to go when they wanted to do it! Each kit comes with 25 butterflies, sticks to scratch off the covering, and string to hang them with. The boys have loved working on this and we quickly had lots of butterfly decorations all around the house, it it … [Read more...]

Field Trip Friday ~ To The Butterfly Gardens

One of our favorite field trips every year is to Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture to see the Butterflies! During the month of March and April every year they host the countries biggest display of butterflies, it is  a 15,000 square foot tropical conservatory where more than 6,000 tropical butterflies flying around freely. They have more then 40 different species, it is so amazing for the kids they get the opportunity to see each step of the lifecycle of the butterfly. Outside in the … [Read more...]

Upper Elementary Practical Life Projects

We have been having some of our older kids work on upper elementary practical life projects. We have been working on getting our garden area ready for the season, I hoped to have it already finished for the year, but better late then never :) Serena and Dustin are the ones in charge of our garden for the year for their summer science project Jake helped them get everything planned out.     Ethan has been more than glad to help prepare the garden area in any way he can from … [Read more...]

Friday Art: Stained Glass Butterflies

This past Friday we did a Friday Art project, and of course it was butterfly themed to go along with our Butterfly work for the week. This project Stained glass butterfly craft idea was found in my Spring Idea Book (purchased for $1 during Scholastic Dollar Days) Stained Glass Butterflies Craft We printed off our butterfly template from our Spring Idea Book, but you could use any butterfly pattern. I taped the butterfly to the table and then laid saran wrap over the butterfly … [Read more...]

Lots Of Fun Butterfly Learning Ideas for Kids

We have been taking a break from our space studies last week and are working on our butterfly learning ideas to go along with our trip to the Butterfly Gardens. I have been collecting butterfly themed work for a few weeks now from online, I have included a link with each activity below so if you are interested in using they can be easily found. Enjoy our list of butterfly learning ideas!! Butterfly Learning Ideas for Kids Here is a quick look at some of the activities that were stored in … [Read more...]

Life Cycle Of A Butterfly Up Close

We are so lucky to have one of the biggest temporary exhibit of butterflies in the nation very close by, so we have taken advantage of it just about every year for the last 10 years. Since our family has grown we now purchase a family membership to the Gardens and enjoy all the great things they have to offer year round! The Butterfly exhibit there is a great way to teach kids about the life cycle of a butterfly!   Here is a look at our group pictures over the years of going to the … [Read more...]