Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Candy Life Cycles

Today we did the last activity with our butterfly unit. Every kid likes candy, right? And every teacher likes kids that like learning, right? Put those two together and you get happy kids and happy teachers! We made an edible flow map of a butterfly's life cycle.

First I started off by letting the kids draw their own flow maps. I like doing this because the kids show their creative sides. Then we filled in the stages of the butterfly life cycle by using a Butterfly Life Cycle Pretzi. (I love using pretzis on my Smartboard! It's so fun and cool to see it spin and flip :-) )

After the kids filled in the stages, I told them that they were going to get four different pieces of candy and they had to figure out what piece of candy represented what life cycle stage.  They absolutely loved this activity.  And, of course, they devoured the candy afterwards.

All you need for this activity is blank paper, crayons, bite sized crunch candy, sour gummy worms, tootsie rolls, and pretzels. I'm sure your kids will love this!

Until next time!


  1. This is sweet! I wish school wasn't out...I miss my sweeties!

    Owl Things First

  2. I have never seen this idea before but LOVE it! =)

    Thank you for sharing!

    Heather's Heart

  3. I LOVE this idea! I have some things on my site you may like so stop by and grab them. Oh and be sure to join. I'm doing a giveaway very soon!

    Kate :)