STEM Storytime – Butterfly Life Cycle
Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Eric Carle's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," and complete a hands-on science activity about caterpillars and butterflies!
In this life cycle themed activity, students will learn how some baby animals look the same as their parents, only smaller, while some animals undergo major changes in appearance as they grow up. Using some very ordinary items at home, students will learn and discuss the different steps in the life cycle of a butterfly and make a butterfly life cycle craft.
For this activity you will need:
- Paper plate or construction paper (cut in a circle)
- A scrap of green construction paper or small leaf
- Small, white pompoms or cotton balls ripped into pieces - 3 per child
- Tissue paper - two-inch x three-inch piece of green for the chrysalis, and any other colours you want for your butterfly - cut to two-inch x 2.5-inch
- Pipe cleaners - two-inch piece in black for the butterfly, and any other colours you want for your caterpillar - cut to 6 inches
- Small twig
- Black marker or crayon
- Tempera paint – optional
Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET in English! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards.
You can find upcoming listings on the events section of the Let’s Talk Science website: https://letstalkscience.ca/events?type=storytime.