Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sipping Nectar (and our Butterfly Lunch)

Use this easy activity to help your child understand how a butterfly eats. 

You will need:
Construction paper
Small cup
1)  Cut out a flower shape from construction paper.  We used paper from our scrap box (the tissue paper was already glued on it!).  Then, bend in half and cut an X shape in the middle.

2)  Slide the flower over the cup and tape the flaps to the cup.

3)  Bend the petals around the cup.  It's a flower!  Fill the cup with juice (nectar).

4)  Give your child a straw.  Explain that most butterflies feed on nectar through a proboscis and have your child use her straw (like a proboscis) to sip nectar like a butterfly!

We had an impromptu Butterfly Lunch complete with nectar and cookie-cutter butterfly PB&J sandwiches (thanks to a suggestion from Little D -- "Mommy, wouldn't it be fun to make butterfly sandwiches?").

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Blogger Philippa, Neevah and Liam said...

This is great! I think we will give it a try today and I will link it back to you :)

June 29, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...



June 30, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

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