Make a Butterfly Ring
Use this craft to teach your children about how butterflies pollinate different flowers.
Pipe cleaners – cut in half
Fold construction paper in half and draw half a butterfly with it’s abdomen along the seam. Allow children to cut out, unfold and color the butterfly. Punch small holes on either side of the abdomen middle. Insert pipe cleaner through both holes to form a ring on the child’s finger.
Explain that butterflies spread pollen from flower to flower and that pollen is what allows more flowers to grow. Some of those flowers turn into the vegetables that we eat.
Ask the class what vegetables they eat on a regular basis. Then allow children to wander around the room pretending to pollinate things with their butterfly rings.