Beanstalk Bugs & Butterflies Week full of interactive activities focused on insects. We'll design our own bugs, do STEM activities, and shrink ourselves down to the size of a grasshopper!

On Demand

Everyone knows that a real-live beanstalk's best friends are the bugs and butterflies that land upon them. Let's kick off a week of friendship by sharing our favorite bug and butterfly toys, keepsakes, and art!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Favorite bug and butterfly items for show and tell

Bugs and butterflies have the coolest costumes in nature - they blend in and are also super colorful! Let's create our own beautiful bug and butterfly-wear that we can flit about in all week!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Cardboard

Construction paper

Coloring supplies

Yarn

Hole punch

Tape

Glue

Child-safe scissors

Bring your brightest colors of play dough and let's create our favorite bugs or design new ones!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Play dough

Pipe cleaners

Child-safe scissors

Play dough tools or safe kitchen utensils to create designs (fork, spoon, straw)

Come see what all the buzz is about as we write a song about our favorite bugs and insects!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Instruments of any kind

Let's make some edible insects and enjoy a snack together! 

MATERIALS NEEDED

Celery stalks (washed and cut)

Nut butter or other spread (cream cheese, nutella)

Raisins, m&ms, or small-cut dried fruits

From a creeping caterpillar to a scuttling beetle, a squirmy worm, to a glorious butterfly, come explore the world of insects as we move like all our favorite bugs! 

MATERIALS NEEDED

Bug or butterfly costume made in Ms. Kelsey’s class (optional)

Come learn about symmetry and what makes a butterfly's wings so special as we create a beautifully symmetrical project!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper

Paint

Paintbrush

Water dish

Paper towel

Child-safe scissors

Come learn all about butterflies from a real butterfly expert!

MATERIALS NEEDED

No materials needed!

Let's learn about how insects fly as we create our own fantastic flying friends! 

MATERIALS NEEDED

Stick from outside

Construction paper

Coloring supplies

Yarn

Streamer or tissue paper

Child-safe scissors

Tape

Glue

Let's come together to sing and see the song we wrote about bugs take flight!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Instruments of any kind

Come with us to see real beehives and let's ask the beekeeper all of our buzziest questions!

MATERIALS NEEDED

No materials needed!

Did you know that we can get a closer look at butterflies and help them too? Let's make a beautiful place for butterflies to eat!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Plastic water bottle

3 cotton balls

Sugar

Water

Rubber bands

Yarn or string

Decorations (fresh flowers, stickers, paper)

There are so many bugs in the world, but they can be hard to find! Let's brainstorm and create different ways we might catch some bugs to investigate.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Clean recyclables (bottles, cups, cardboard)

Colorful paper, or colorful fruits or vegetables

Child-safe scissors

We have been such busy bees and butterflies this week. Let's clip on our wings and have a ball!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Bug or butterfly costume made in Ms. Kelsey’s class (optional)

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