Why do some butterflies have bright colors and patterns that stand out?
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In this mini-lesson, students discover how butterflies’ colors can help them blend into their habitat or scare away predators. In the activity, Paper Butterflies, students design their own paper butterflies by choosing colors that will help the butterflies survive, then create a butterfly card for someone special.Preview activity
|Butterfly Card (Grades 3-5) printout||Print 30 copies|
|Butterfly Card (Grades K-2) printout||Print 30 copies|
|Butterfly Template (All Grades) printout||Print 30 copies|
Markers or colored pencils will also work.
In this activity, each student makes and colors a paper butterfly and the flowers that this butterfly visits. By doing this, they’ll make a beautiful card that they can give to any special person in their life. You may want to use this as a Mother’s Day activity, but students write their own messages, so these cards can be for anyone special.
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