Act Out the Life Cycle of a Butterfly


8th April 2020 8:00 am

Can you spot any butterflies out your window? Use this as an opportunity to talk to your kids about a butterfly’s life cycle. Watch the below video together, then get your kids to act out a butterfly’s 4 life stages.

1. Start out as tiny eggs, rolled up in a ball on the floor.

2. Next, wiggle around on the ground like hungry caterpillars looking for leaves to eat.

3. Then, stand with your arms touching above your head as you hide in your chrysalis.

4. Lastly, spread your wings and fly away like a butterfly!

This is also a great opportunity to talk to your child about their own life cycle, as we often do at Pippins. Look at baby photos of your child together, talk about your child learning to crawl, then walk, and growing into a preschooler. Can your child come up with some actions for their own life cycle?