Food coloring or markers (Optional)
Put old newspaper or towel down on the table. Have your child squeeze drops of food coloring onto the coffee filter, or, for a less messy project, have them use markers to color the coffee filter (or draw designs on it with a pen or pencil). After it dries, attach a clothespin in the middle to make a butterfly. If you don’t have a clothespin, you can use a large paperclip, or piece of tape.
With your child, research different kinds of butterflies. What is the smallest butterfly? The largest? What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Which butterfly is your favorite? Why?
If you have limited internet access, you can talk about different butterflies you have seen.
If you were a butterfly just coming out of your chrysalis, what is the first thing you would do?
Write about your first day as a butterfly!
Illustrate your story.
Outdoor Activity- Go for a walk with your child. Look for butterflies. What kind of butterflies do you see? How many different kinds?
Fun Family Competition- In two groups, walk different directions. Count the butterlies you see. Which group saw the most butterflies? (The winning group gets to choose the next family activity!)