For unit on plants, I would use this idea to have the students draw the plant life cycle on paper plates. Each student would have their own plate and draw each step of the plant life cycle. It would be a good assignment for independent practice.
I think this is the most fun way to wrap up a kindergarten butterfly unit ever. “The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower” This would be perfect to do when you return from releasing butterflies!
Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science It would be a good idea to use these as mystery boxes. Place six items in boxes and have them guess what the objects are or what they may all have in common. Could be used to introduce a new unit or book.
Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico. ~ This would go well with our Butterfly Unit in JK, but also the narrative: Prince of Butterflies with grade