This butterfly playdough mat will show your little one all about the life cycle of the butterfly. It’s educational and fun!
Being able to combine the use of playdough with learning is always a winning combination. And let’s be real. Kids love playdough. So when you get the chance to have them use their hands to create and learn, why wouldn’t you? While they’re creating and forming the butterfly lifecycle, you can be talking to them about it along the way.
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly Playdough Mat
Playdough mats are awesome. We use them in our house for a variety of different lessons because for whatever reason, learning with playdough is way more fun than learning any other way. Engaging in sensory play helps kids make connections with the information they are receiving.
There’s nothing hard or discouraging about the use of this playdough mat. It’s simple enough that all ages can play and learn with it!
What you need to play with the butterfly playdough mat
Playdough tools (optional)
How to use the butterfly playdough mat
Click on the image below to print this butterfly playdough mat.
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When using printable playdough mats, you will want to make the printable non-stick. Do this by laminating the playdough mat, or by placing it inside of a sheet protector. This will allow the kids to use this printable over and over again, and the plastic will clean up easily.
Is the playdough mat sturdy?
Once you laminate it, yes! And laminating it is key! If you don’t want your playdough to stick to it, lamination is an absolute must!
Get ready to have hours of creation and imagination with this super simple life cycle playdough mat. Your kids will love that they get to “play” with playdough and you’ll love that they’re learning at the same time!
What are some other activities for learning about the life cycle of a butterfly?
We love raising our own butterflies each year. We order caterpillars, watch them grow, observe them as they create their cocoons, and emerge into beautiful butterflies! This is such a fun process, and we do many butterfly themed activities while we wait for them to hatch to further the learning.
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