We went outside and rubbed our leaf on different things to create texture (mine was on the playground equipment). We used pasta and rice to represent the different stages of the butterfly life cycle.
Click HERE for a Life Cycle printable from Making Learning Fun.
The Butterfly song
(to the tune of "Up on the Housetop")
First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,
Out comes a caterpillar with many legs,
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin,
A little chrysalis to sleep in.
Oh, oh ,oh wait and see
oh oh oh wait and see
Out of the chrysalis,my oh my
out comes a pretty butterfly.