Let children pretend to have butterfly eyes with many different optical units. They will have a special experience using little gadgets which imitate adult butterflies' compound eyes, and will also learn more about insect vision.
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Let children explore through role play what happens when an always hungry caterpillar outgrows its skin, Let them find out how the larval stage within a butterfly's life cycle works.
Let children celebrate butterflies by learning about mating rituals and especially the use of pheromones in finding their partners. This is an easy and fun filled way of getting to know another exciting aspect of the very interesting life and biology of butterflies.
The warmer season is butterfly exploration time. There is ample opportunity for outdoor education and activity, tailored to the different ages of children. Children will delight in observing colours, wing patterns, sizes, movement and will find the connection between butterfly and host plant.